PR No. 133 Director of State Council Information Office of China calls on PM Islamabad, April 14, 2017

Mr. Jiang Jianguo, Director of State Council Information Office of China called on Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif at PM Office, toady.

The Prime Minister welcomed the Director of State Council Information Office of China and congratulated him on publishing the Urdu version of President Xi’s book “The Governance of China” in Pakistan.

The PM stated that China’s progress in last three decades is a model for developing countries. ‘We deeply appreciate the vision of President Xi Jinping. The publication of Urdu edition of President Xi’s book will prove to be a milestone in learning from the Chinese experience of governance.

The PM said that Pakistan and China are iron brothers and the relations between the two countries were raised to an even higher level of “All –Weather Cooperative Strategic Partnership”, during the visit of President Xi Jinping to Pakistan in 2015. ‘Pakistan deeply appreciates China’s commitment to the realization of CPEC, which is a flagship project of China’s “One Belt-One Road” initiative. I am looking forward to attend the forthcoming “Belt and Road’’ conference in China’, said the PM.

The PM further said that cultural exchanges and people to people contacts are essential for further enhancing the relations between the two countries. It is encouraging that currently more than 18000 Pakistani students are studying in various Universities of China. Urdu language is being taught in 7 Chinese Universities while Chinese language is also being taught in major educational institutions of Pakistan’, concluded the PM.

Mr. Jiang Jianguo thanked the Prime Minister for the warm welcome and hospitality extended to him and his delegation during the visit to Pakistan.

Mr. Tariq Fatemi, SAPM on Foreign Affairs, Senator Mushahid Hussain Sayed, Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on CPEC and senior government officials were also present during the meeting.