Tianjin, Punjab sign “Letter of Intent” to establish sister-province relationship

Tianjin, Punjab sign "Letter of Intent" to establish sister-province relationship

BEIJING, Sep 19 (APP): Pakistan's Ambassador to China, Moin ul Haque and Mayor of Tianjin Municipality, Liao Guoxun, have signed a "Letters of Intent" for establishment of sister-province and city relationships with Punjab, Karachi and Islamabad.

Earlier,”Ambassador Haque held a meeting with Secretary of CPC Tianjin Municipal Central Committee Li Hongzhong. Mayor of Tianjin Municipality Liao Guoxun and other high-level senior officials were also present in the meeting.

During the meeting Li Hongzhong said that China and Pakistan are All-Weather Strategic Cooperative Partners. “Our iron-clad friendship is deeply rooted in the hearts of the people of two brotherly countries.”

He said that commemoration of the 70th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries is lifting our strong ties to new heights.

The establishment of Sister-Province/City Relationships with the Punjab Province, Karachi and Islamabad will give a big boost to bilateral pragmatic cooperation and exchanges, he added.

He also proposed to promote practical cooperation in the fields of port management, higher education, science and technology, technical and vocational training and people-to-people exchanges.

Ambassador Haque thanked the Secretary for making excellent arrangements and warm hospitality during his visit to Tianjin.

He said that Pakistan-China unique friendship has always stood the test of time and grew stronger with the passage of time.

Ambassador Haque noted that Tianjin Municipality being a key port, transportation and aviation hub, education and cultural centre and with its strong IT industry could be an important partner of Pakistan.

He thanked Secretary Li for his practical proposals and suggested to set up a joint mechanism for follow-up work.

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