LAHORE, May 16 (APP):Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Yao Jang led a delegation and called on Governor Punjab Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar to discuss Pak-China strategic and economic ties besides matters of mutual interest.
Chinese Consul General Lahore Long ding Bin was also present during the meeting at the Governor’s House on Thursday.
Matters of mutual national interest including Chinese investment in Pakistan and co-operation in different sectors including energy came under discussion.
The Governor Punjab, speaking on the occasion, said Pakistan would take advantage of the Chinese economic model which had made unprecedented progress by lifting more than 700 million people out of the poverty line during the last three decades.
Sarwar said, “Pak-china friendship is higher than mountains and deeper than the oceans.”
He said those who conspired against the Pakistan-China friendship were Pakistan’s enemies and they could not see Pakistan making progress.
Muhammad Sarwar said that Pak-China friendship was strengthening with each passing day and had been flourishing for past many decades, adding, CPEC vivid manifestation of this friendship.
He said Pakistan was striving hard to create market confidence for the Chinese investors so that they might invest in Pakistan.
The Governor Punjab said apart from that, Pakistan was also willing to enhance prospects of CPEC to alleviate poverty, educate masses and to increase energy production.
He said investors were coming from around the world to invest in Pakistan in different sectors which showed that Pakistan had attained political stability and was committed to enhance its growth and raise living standards of its citizens.
He said, “The government is striving to end corruption and bring transparency in the system as our friends Chinese have done successfully.”
The Governor said Pakistan must boost investor’s confidence to attract more investments.
The Chinese Ambassador at that moment said that there existed a well structured harmony between the relations of Pakistan and China. He also said that in the coming days China would be interested in more investments. Pakistan was taking all possible steps to attract Chinese investment to boost its economy, he added.