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MESSAGE BY CONSUL GENERAL MR. MA YAOU ON THE OCCASION OF THE 64TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FOUNDING OF THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA
2013-10-02

On the festive occasion of the 64th anniversary of the founding of The People's Republic of China, I would like to, on behalf of all my colleagues of Chinese Consulate General in Karachi, extend best wishes to and share the happiness with all people and friends from Sindh and Balochistan of Pakistan.

China and Pakistan are connected by rivers and mountains. Since the founding of diplomatic relations between the two countries, thanks to care and support from the successive leaders of both sides and the hard work of the governments and peoples of our two countries, an exclusively unique relationship which features all weather friendship and all round cooperation has been established. China and Pakistan are truly good neighbors, good friends, good partners and good brothers. The bilateral relations have stood the test of time and the dramatic changes in international arena and have always been developing in a steady and sound manner, setting an example for state-to-state relations of friendly coexistence.

At present, the growth of friendly cooperation between China and Pakistan is embracing new opportunities. The blueprint of building the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, in particular, is of great significance and broad prospect. The Chinese government always puts China-Pakistan relations as priority on its diplomatic agenda and is ready to work together with Pakistani side to well nurture, well carry forward and well enhance the China-Pakistan strategic partnership of cooperation, thus benefiting both countries and their peoples.

We are inspired to see that exchange and cooperation in various fields between China and provinces of Sindh and Balochistan are increasing in both width and depth. The two sides are having more frequent commerce and trade activities. Chinese enterprises, with the aim of win-win cooperation and bringing benefits to locals, are increasing their projects of investment and cooperation in the two provinces, from Karachi, Thar and Badin in Sindh to Gwadar and Sandak in Balochistan, covering fields including energy, resources, infrastructure and finance. The people-to-people exchanges are also dynamic. Many Pakistani friends I have met go to China to pursue business, attend fairs and other exchange programs, further promoting mutual friendship in the meanwhile. The Chinese Confucius institute in Karachi University is about to open soon. Here I wish to reaffirm that the Consulate General will continue to work actively with friends from all walks of life including media in Sindh and Balochistan so as to translate our friendly cooperation into more tangible results.

The new China has made tremendous achievements since its founding 64 years ago. The Chinese people are now closer than in any period in history to the bright prospect of the "Chinese Dream", which aims at accomplishing "a prosperous country, great renewal of the nation, and people's welfare and happiness". Though still confronted with all kinds of difficulties and challenges, we have confidence and ability to achieve greater progress in economic, political, social, cultural and ecological developments and fulfill the two centenary goals, that is, to complete the building of a moderately prosperous society in all respects when the Communist Party of China celebrates its centenary, and to turn the country into a modern socialist country that is prosperous, strong, democratic, culturally advanced and harmonious when the New China marks its centenary.

The "Chinese dream" is closely connected with the prosperity of the world and with the "Asian tiger dream" of Pakistan. The "Chinese dream" will benefit not only the Chinese people but also people of the world. China vows to stand for peace, development, cooperation and mutual-benefit and to follow the path of peaceful development, striving for common progress with all countries of the world including Pakistan. Let us seize the opportunity by working closely and create a better future.

May both China and Pakistan be prosperous and their peoples happy!

China-Pakistan Dosti Zindabad!

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