BEIJING, Feb 20 (APP):Pakistan Ambassador to China, Masood Khalid has said that as an all-weather strategic cooperative partner, China is Pakistan’s good friend, good partner, and good neighbor, and Pakistani peoplebelieve that China is the most reliable friend at any time.

“China’s development and progress are impressive and Pakistan has benefited from the community of Shared future with China,” Ambassador Khalid who was recently awarded the title of “Outstanding Ambassador of The Silk Road”, said in an exclusive interview to the Chinese Edition of Youth Reference on Wednesday.

He said that the year 2019 was a very important year for both Pakistan and China, and China has made impressive progress in the past 40 years of reform and opening-p. Especially under the leadership of general secretary Xi Jinping, China has made leapfrog development in various aspects.

During Ambassador Khalid’s tenure till now, Pakistan’s head of state has visited China eight times, the most recent being new Prime Minister Imran Khan’s official visit to China on November 2, 2018. This was PM Imran Khan’s first visit to China since he took office.

PM Imran Khan also attended the first China International Import Expo in Shanghai as a leader of the guest of honor at the invitation of China.

Ambassador Khalid said that the exchanges at the highest level of the two countries have provided a strong impetus for the development of Pakistan-China relations.