Forthcoming visit of PM Imran to China to further strengthen bonds with time tested friend: Fawad

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APP66-16 ISLAMABAD: October 16 - Ambassador of China Yao Jing called on Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain. APP

ISLAMABAD, Oct 16 (APP):Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain, in a meeting with Ambassador of China Yao Jing who called on him here Tuesday, said the forthcoming visit of Prime Minister Imran Khan would further strengthen the historical relations with the all-weather and time tested friend.
The visit would open new vistas for increased cooperation in the fields of trade, investment, energy, infrastructure, socio-economic development, defence and cultural cooperation, he said in a press release.
Chaudhry Fawad said at official and popular level, there was a strong resonance of long and rich history of cordial ties with China.
The information minister said China Pakistan Economic Corridor would offer great opportunities in diverse fields not only to people of the two countries but entire region and beyond.
Leadership of both the countries was committed to timely completion of all projects under CPEC, he added.
He further emphasized the need for strengthening cultural ties with China as Pakistan with its diverse culture and multi-ethnic society offered vast opportunities of collaboration in the fields of art and culture.
He said in view of signing of cultural agreements between China and Pakistan, they look for enhanced cultural ties and welcome Chinese expertise in the arena of film and entertainment industry.
The Chinese ambassador said Beijing considered Pakistan a close friend and ally and was looking forward to Prime Minister Imran Khan’s visit to China which would further strengthen bilateral relations.