ISLAMABAD: New Ambassador of China to Pakistan Yao Jing paid a courtesy call on Senator Mushahid Hussain, Chairman Parliamentary Committee on CPEC, at the Parliament House on Tuesday.
Senator Mushahid Hussain warmly welcomed Yao Jing to the parliament and said that:” Ambassador Yao Jing is an old friend of Pakistan having served here on two occasions in the past” adding that “Mr. Yao Jing knows Pakistan and the region very well”. Senator Mushahid expressed the hope that, during his tenure, Pakistan-China relations will be further consolidated and CPEC will make more rapid progress.
Ambassador Yao Jing termed Senator Mushahid Hussain as “an old friend of China” and thanked him for his contribution to Pakistan-China relations, especially to the building of CPEC. Ambassador Yao Jing expressed the hope that in 2018 CPEC will enter a ‘new era’ of all round development and expansion of the CPEC to include Afghanistan and Central Asia.
Senator Mushahid said the CPEC is all about cooperation and connectivity, not just between Pakistan and China but also between countries of the region including Afghanistan and Central Asia. Senator Mushahid also invited Ambassador Yao Jing to meet with the Parliamentary Committee on the CPEC at a mutually convenient time, and the invitation was accepted with pleasure.
Senator Mushahid also presented a report of the Parliamentary Committee on the CPEC to the Ambassador of China.