Pakistan: Embassy hosts an event in Beijing to celebrate the 84th National Day
Published: Mar 21, 2024 07:08 PM
A Maslenitsa festival celebration event is held in Beijing. Photo: Courtesy of the Russian Cultural Center in Beijing

A troupe of Chinese and Pakistani children jointly performs at Pakistan National Day reception organized by Pakistan Embassy in Beijing. Photo: Courtesy of the Pakistan Embassy in China

On Monday, the Pakistan Embassy in China hosted an event in Beijing to celebrate Pakistan's 84th National Day. 

The event was attended by senior Chinese officials, diplomats from various countries, Pakistani nationals in China, representatives from Chinese enterprises, and media representatives. Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs of China Sun Weidong, attended the event as the chief guest from the Chinese side.

"China and Pakistan are good neighbors, good friends, good partners, and good brothers. The ironclad friendship between the two countries, deeply rooted in the hearts of the two peoples, remains rock solid and keeps growing from strength to strength," Sun said.

"The two sides have maintained interactions at all levels, jointly pursued high-quality development of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), and achieved fruitful results in promoting exchanges and cooperation in economy and trade, defense, security, people-to-people exchanges and other areas. Facing changes unseen in a century, China and Pakistan have worked together to address risks and challenges, and to defend the legitimate rights and interests of developing countries and international fairness and justice," he noted.

Ambassador Khalil Hashmi stated that the longstanding friendship between Pakistan and China has withstood the test of time, reflecting the choice of history and the people. 

He also acknowledged the contributions of Pakistani nationals in China to promoting bilateral relations and expressed hope for further deepening of commercial exchanges and people-to-people contacts between the two countries.

"Our relationship remains a source of peace and stability in the region and beyond. The China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), a crown jewel of BRI, stands as a shining testament of win-win cooperation," Hashmi said during the ceremony.

"As Ambassador of Pakistan to China, my team and I are committed to implementing the consensus reached between our leadership to fortify the strategic trust between our two countries, strengthen our ties across multiple domains, and build an even stronger China-Pakistan Community of Shared Future in the New Era," he added.

A troupe of Chinese and Pakistani children jointly performs at the event, showcasing the cultural exchanges between the two countries.