China ready to work with Pakistan for a shared future: President Xi Jinping

FILE PHOTO _ PRESIDENT ARIF ALVI SHAKES HAND WITH CHINESE PRESIDENT XI JINPING
FILE PHOTO: PRESIDENT ARIF ALVI SHAKES HAND WITH CHINESE PRESIDENT XI JINPING

ISLAMABAD, Aug 21 (APP): Chinese President Xi Jinping Friday said his country was ready to work with Pakistan to deepen the building of “China-Pakistan Community of Shared Future” and to jointly promote cooperation among the regional countries.

President Xi, in a letter to President Dr Arif Alvi, said both Pakistan and China were working to maintain the “momentum of peace and development in the region”.

He said since the outbreak of coronavirus, the global fight against COVID-l9 had proved that mutual supportβ€š solidarity and cooperation were the only way to defeat the pandemic.

The Chinese president responded to a special letter of congratulations written by President Dr Arif Alvi on the second conference of the CPEC Political Parties Joint Consultation Mechanism, which, he said, fully demonstrated the great importance and support he (Dr Alvi) rendered to China-Pakistan relations and CPEC (China Pakistan Economic Corridor).

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President Xi, who is also the General Secretary of CPC Central Committee, said China and Pakistan were good brothers and partners, and had a “special friendship”.

He said as a landmark project of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRl), CPEC was of great significance to the further development of the China-Pakistan All-Weather Strategic Cooperative Partnership and the building of a closer China-Pakistan Community of Shared Future.

He said the political parties of China and Pakistan had carried out friendly consultations on a regular basis, which had consolidated political consensus between the two countries to vigorously promote the steady and long-term development of the CPEC and high-quality BRI cooperation

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