ISLAMABAD – Chinese president Xi Jinping while addressing the joint session of Parliament on Tuesday termed Pakistan-China relations a true story of long lasting friendship,
Xi Jinping, Chinese president, thanked the parliamentarians for having him in the session and showed his ecstasy for addressing the huge gathering.
The Chinese president vowed to lead this friendship till the end. He said that Pakistan and China share common civilization, traditions and values.
Lauding the people of Pakistan, Chinese president stated that Pakistanis are kind, brave, dignified, confident and have patriotism for country. They give respect to their guests.
I have made several developments to the various sectors of China, now I want to grow China’s friendship with Pakistan by assisting as much as I can, he added.
Chinese president during his speech said that we will always support Pakistan’s struggles for the peace in the region.
Pakistan opened air space for China in tough time, he added. Jinping said that Pakistan has the opportunity to become ‘Asian tiger’. He said that he remembers the time when China was all alone in the world. Pakistanis are skilled and brave people, he added.
The Chinese president said that Pakistan is the frontline state which is battling terrorism. He assured that China is standing by Pakistan through thick and thin.
He said that the sacrifices of the people of Pakistan rendered while combating terrorism will be remembered.
Jinping said that Pakistan has made a rapid economic progress. He said that Pakistan is China’s friend, brother and neighbour. He said that Pakistan-China friendship is a heritage for the generations of both the countries to come. He said that Shahra-e-Karakoram is a bond between two civilizations.
Jinping said that Allama Iqbal had said in 1930 that China would appear to be one of the greatest powers in the world. He invited Army Public School (APS) Peshawar students to visit China.
He expressed we would stick together while facing all the challenges and that the China always wants betterment of Pakistan in all the fields. He showed satisfaction over the ongoing Pak-China relations and hoped to maintain them.
He further assured to help Pakistan in initiating developmental projects in Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA).
Moreover, the Chinese president Xi Jinping stated that no one can destroy this sincere friendship of Pakistan and China as both states have promised to respect the policies of each other rather than criticizing the acts.