President Zardari for Stronger Pakistan-China Partnership in Multiple Sectors

Wed Apr 24 2024
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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s President Asif Ali Zardari on Wednesday said that the strategic partnership between Pakistan and China needs to be further bolstered in various areas including trade, economy, agriculture, people-to-people exchanges, and cultural relations.

During a meeting with Chairman Luo Zhaohui of the China International Development Cooperation Agency (CIDCA), Zardari underscored the importance of further elevating bilateral cooperation.

Attending the meeting were Ambassador Jiang Zaidong of China in Pakistan, Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission Dr. Jahanzeb Khan, and senior officials from both nations.

Zardari reaffirmed Pakistan’s steadfast commitment to the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), considering it of paramount strategic significance with a pledge to ensure the timely completion of all CPEC projects.

Emphasizing the pivotal role of Gwadar Port, Zardari highlighted its potential to enhance regional connectivity and streamline goods transportation to China. He proposed joint training initiatives to enhance human resource capabilities, aligning with Chinese demand for skilled labor.


Chairman Luo Zhaohui briefed President Zardari on CIDCA’s involvement in Pakistan’s socio-economic development, particularly in health, education, and other sectors. He advocated for the promotion of tourism and agricultural collaboration between the two nations.

Expressing condolences over the unfortunate terrorist attack on Chinese workers in Bisham, Zardari assured comprehensive efforts to ensure the safety of Chinese personnel and investors in Pakistan. Chairman Luo condemned attempts by mutual adversaries to sabotage bilateral relations.

Zardari thanked the Chinese government for its unwavering support and significant role in Pakistan’s economic progress.

He commended CIDCA’s efforts in rehabilitating flood-affected communities, reconstructing schools in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Sindh, and providing housing for lady health workers in Sindh and Balochistan.


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