|Remarks by Consul General Ma Yaou at the Reception Marking the 66th Anniversary of the Founding of the People's Republic of China|
H.E. Ishratul Ibad Khan, Governor Sindh,
H.E. Syed Qaim Ali Shah, Chief Minister Sindh,
Honorable Ministers and Consuls General,
Distinguished guests, Dear Compatriots, Ladies and gentlemen:
Asalam Alaikum and good evening!
You are mostly welcome to attend the reception tonight to celebrate the 66th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China. On behalf of the Chinese consulate general in Karachi, I would like to express warm welcome to all the guests, sincere regards to Chinese nationals and overseas Chinese, loyal thanks to friends from all walks of life working on the development of China-Pak ties.
China experienced extraordinary voyage and obtained outstanding achievements after 66 years of founding of People's Republic of China. China not only solved the problem of food and clothing, but also ranks No. 2 of world economy with the suitable developing ways of Chinese style. China not only realized self-development of stability, but also vigorously involved in the international society to make contribution to global peace and prosperity. Chinese GDP reached 10 trillion USD in 2014 and in the first half of 2015, economy also grew at 7% of mid-high increase with 30% contribution to the global economy as one of the vital increase drive to that. At present, China is progressing to structural reform, implementing innovative-driven developing strategy, building moderately prosperous society in 2020. Of course, China is vigorously improving the construction of "The Belt and Road", carrying on international capacity cooperation, aiming to build mutual benefit and win-win result with inclusive progressing community for the world development together with all countries.
Ladies and Gentlemen, Dear Friends,
China and Pakistan are particular friends with each other, so called "Iron Brothers", and China always gives Pakistan diplomatic priority. In April of this year, Chinese President Xi Jinping successfully visited Pakistan with the agreement of both sides to upgrade the foreign ties to "all-weather strategic partnership", which opened the chapter of the construction of China Pakistan Economic Corridor, built a new frame for bilateral pragmatic cooperation and provided new drive for strengthening the bilateral relationship. CPEC is a significant part of "The Belt and Road" with the package of power stations, roads, airports, ports as well as industrial zone and many other fields. The cooperation with Pakistan is unique among Chinese foreign collaborations which show the compactness of bilateral ties. The construction of CPEC not only assists Pakistani economic development, benefits the both people, but also brings benefit to regional countries and their people to improve the regional peace, stability, prosperity and development.
Chinese consulate general in Karachi attaches great importance to the communication and cooperation with its consular jurisdiction. In past years, the cooperation between China and Sindh, Balochistan in the areas of business trade, agriculture, and humanity has been strengthened. More and more Chinese enterprises invested in both provinces and more and more local citizen communicated and cooperated with Chinese side. This year, containerized shipment commenced in Gwadar port; Qasim power station and Dawood wind power plant of CPEC have been stared, which brought the bilateral cooperation to fast track and benefit more and more local people.
Ladies and Gentlemen, Dear Friends,
The friendship between the China and Pakistan rooted in the hearts of both people with broader prospect. We are willing to make progress together with Pakistani side, continuously strengthen and broaden bilateral cooperation and communication in all fields, steadily improve the development of friendliness, realize the common dream of strong country, better-off people, and harmoniously prosperity, make positive contribution to world and regional peaceful and stable development.
May both China and Pakistan be prosperous and their peoples happy!
China-Pakistan dosti Zindabad!