Chinese Vice Minister, Shehbaz discuss bilateral ties

LAHORE, Dec 18 (APP): Vice Minister International Department of
Central Committee of Communist Party of China, Zheng Xiaosong and
Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif here Sunday discussed
matters of mutual interest, promotion of Pak China relations besides strengthening of contacts between PML N and Communist Party of China.
The meeting agreed to take affective steps for further promoting
ties between Communist Party of China and PML N. Director General Bureau International Department Communist Party of China Yuan Zhibing was also present on the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister said that Communist
Party, Chinese President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Li Keqiang have played great role in making China as second big economic power and
ideology of socialism and force of great historic asset of China lies
behind existing development of China.
He said undoubtedly, the progress of China is a miracle of sacrifices and hard work of its leadership and people. He said that our government
not only appreciates China but also tries to learn a lot from it.
He said that currently, Pakistani girl and boy students are learning Chinese language and Punjab government has sent them to China from its own resources. More delegations of the youth will be sent to China, he added.
Shehbaz Sharif said that China has supported Pakistan at a time when
we were facing terrorism and energy crisis. He said that earlier, Pakistan and China were only friends but now they love each other.
He said that Chinese friendship is a precious asset of every Pakistani. He said that CPEC is a great gift of Chinese President, Prime Minister and government for Pakistan and Pakistani nation can never forget this historic gift.
CPEC projects are a guarantee to progress and prosperity of Pakistan
and reflective of increasing economic cooperation of both the counties.
He said that due to this historic project, Pak China relations are touching new heights. He said that the course of history will be changed in the region with the completion of China Pakistan Economic Corridor and exports of different countries of the region including Pakistan will be promoted.
Shehbaz Sharif said that job opportunities will be generated and trend of extremism will be eliminated through this great project. He said that Pakistan and China are jointly moving towards the journey of progress and prosperity. He said that all out assistance will be extended for promoting cooperation between Communist Party and PML N. He said that China is a trustworthy and great friend of Pakistan and present leadership of
Pakistan attaches great importance to its bonds with China. He said that friendship of Pakistan and China is higher than Himalayas, deeper than oceans, sweeter than honey and stronger than steel.
He said that Pak China friendship has stood every test of trial. He
said that during the tenure of present leadership of Pakistan and China, relations between the two countries have strengthened. He said that Pak China friendship has transformed into useful economic cooperation.
He said that Chinese leadership has expressed full confidence in the leadership of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
Vice Minister International Department of Central Committee of Communist Party of China, Zheng Xiaosong said that China attaches great importance to its relations with Pakistan. He said that Communist Party of China and PML N have ideal relations and promoted under the leadership of Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif. He said that exchange of delegations from Pakistan at party level will be welcomed.
He said that he is happy to visit Lahore and has received great love from Pakistan. He said that Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif has taken exemplary steps for the welfare of the people of the province.