NOT TO BE PUBLISHED, BROADCAST OR TELECAST BEFORE 21ST MAY, 2016 PR No. 172 MESSAGE FROM XI JINPING, PRESIDENT OF THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA (On the Occasion of 65th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Pakistan and China) Islamabad

“On the occasion of the 65th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the People’s Republic of China and the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, I would like to, on behalf of the Chinese Government and people and also in my own name, extend warm congratulations and good wishes to the Pakistani Government and people as well as to yourself.

China and Pakistan are all-weather strategic partners of cooperation. Over the past 65 years since the establishment of the diplomatic relations, China-Pakistan relations have stood the tests of the changes of the international and domestic situations and made headway constantly. In recent years, China-Pakistan relations have maintained strong momentum of development. We have made positive progress in the all-round substantive cooperation and people-to-people exchanges between our two countries. China regards Pakistan as an important partner in promoting the construction of the Belt and Road Initiative. The construction of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor will lay a solid foundation for building China-Pakistan community of shared destiny. I attach great importance to the China-Pakistan relations, and stand ready to work together to create a better future for the China-Pakistan relations.

May I wish Pakistan enjoy prosperity and its people well-being!

May I wish China-Pakistan friendship last forever!”




not to be published, broadcast or telecast before 21st May, 2016