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Pak-China friendship beyond political affiliations: Mandviwala

Pak-China friendship beyond political affiliations: Mandviwala

ISLAMABAD: Senate Deputy Chairman Saleem Mandviwala said that Pakistan’s commitment to a healthy relationship with China and to the success of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) are beyond the political affiliations and provincial territories.

He expressed these view during a meeting with Chinese delegation, led by Baige Zhao who called on him here at the Parliament house, a statement said.

Zhao said her visits to Pakistan have always involved interactions with government, business community as well as people of Pakistan and it is the people to people contacts that have resulted in meaningful results of the interactions on both sides.

While discussing the future engagements between the two countries under CPEC the prospects of cooperation for innovation in agricultural sector, human development, job creation, poverty alleviation, industry and infrastructure were touched upon.

Senators expressed hope that Pakistan will have a lot to learn from the Chinese example. And with both countries getting closer with time, more avenues of cooperation will emerge.

The Pakistani delegation welcomed Baige Zhao, Vice Chair of the 12th NPC Foreign Affairs Committee and her four member delegation to Pakistan and appreciated her work in driving the CPEC journey.

The Pakistani delegation, headed by the Deputy Chairman Senate comprised of Senators Dr Sikandar Mandhro, Syed Muhammad Shah Jamot, Muhammad Javed Abbasi, Mushahid Hussain Sayed, Mohsin Aziz, Faisal Javed and Prof Dr Mehr Taj Roghani.