|Remarks By Consul General of China in Karachi Mr. Ma Yaou at the Reception on the Occasion of Assumption of Office|
Honorable Chief Minister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah,
Honorable Senior Minister Sindh Nisar Ahmed Khuhro,
Honorable Senators, Ministers and Consuls General,
Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen:
Good evening! First of all, I wish to express my sincere welcome and thanks for your presence.
China and Pakistan are good neighbors, good friends, good partners and good brothers. We always trust each other, support each other, treat each other equally and help each other in hard times, regardless of any change in the international arena. The all-weather friendship stands as firm as rock and has taken deep root in the hearts of our two peoples.
Not long ago, only within 6 weeks, Premiers of both countries concluded successful exchange of visits, recording a new highlight in our relations history. Both sides reached wide-range consensus on developing bilateral relations and signed a series of important agreements of cooperation. The proposal of building of China-Pak economic corridor, in particular, presents a broader prospect for bilateral cooperation. With consistent and fresh commitment, leaders of both countries are ushering our strategic partnership of cooperation into a new era.
With the further enhancement of China-Pak cooperation, we are delighted to see an ever-closer exchange and cooperation in various fields between China and provinces of both Sindh and Balochistan. Many fruitful major projects of cooperation, among others, are noteworthy.
Since my arrival, I have truly felt the profound sentiments of friendship from Pakistani friends. It is a great and lofty mission for me to assume office as the new Chinese Consul General in Karachi, I am in full confidence and readiness to work together with our Pakistani friends from all walks of life to make new progress in growing our friendly cooperation with Sindh and Balochistan.
Ladies and gentlemen,
Chinese people are now striving for the "Chinese Dream", with the aim of accomplishing "a prosperous country, great renewal of the nation, and people's welfare and happiness". At the same time, people of Pakistan are working on their "Asian Tiger Dream" to achieve a vigorous economic and social development. Let's join hand in hand and make concerted efforts in building a better homeland of our own and making fresh contribution to regional and global peace and development.
Finally, let me say,
Long live China-Pakistan friendship!
May friends at present and your families enjoy health and happiness!