ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain represented Pakistan at formal launching of Chinese New Year, 2015 and conveyed good wishes to the government and the people of Chinese on this auspicious occasion.
The function was marked with art and culture performance by the Chinese artists. It was most impressive show which received profound appreciation from the audience. Most fascinating performance (a traditional dance) was from the lady staff of the Chinese Embassy in Islamabad.
Federal Minister Abdul Qadir Baluch, leader of the House in the Senate Raja Zafarul Haq, Syed Mushahid Hussain and a number of senior civil and military officers, besides diplomats were present on the occasion.
Welcoming the President at the function, the Chinese ambassador Sun Weidong said his presence reflected deep attachment of Pakistan with the happiness of Chinese people.
He reiterated the strong desire of the Chinese leaders and the government to further strengthen their all-round partnership with Pakistan. “We are the iron friends, having unique friendship that is a source of peace, stability and prosperity in the region.” He said China’s President Xi Jinping will soon visit Pakistan that will bring their time-tested and all-weather friendship to a new height. He said both the countries have common destiny and they bound to work together for the bright future of their people.
Ambassador Sun further said China and Pakistan are iron brothers. Our friendship is time-tested and always rock firm. Our friendship enjoys whole-hearted support of our two peoples and contributes to peace and stability of the region and even beyond.
This year is the China-Pakistan Year of Friendly Exchanges. Chinese President Mr. Xi Jinping will pay a state visit to Pakistan at an early date this year. It will certainly bring China-Pakistan strategic cooperative partnership to a new high.
“ We will further promote the exchanges between our two governments, legislative bodies, political parties, local governments, youth, academics, artists and media. We should further enhance the friendship between our two peoples, and bring our hearts closer and closer.
We will take the construction of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor as the backbone. We will boost cooperation in ports, energy, infrastructure and industry, and forge an all-round cooperation to benefit the people of Pakistan. We will encourage Chinese corporations to invest in Pakistan, bring the qualified capacity of production, and transfer the capacity to the impetus of Pakistan’s economic development.
We will forge the China-Pakistan community of shared destiny, making it a model and example for relations between China and its neighboring countries.
Ambassador Sun, said Chinese New Year is a time for family reunion. Because home is our warmest harbor. Because all your family members are just right by your side, with overwhelming happiness.
This year, many Chinese people will spend their Festival in Pakistan, including him But we don’t feel lonely. For us, celebrating the Chinese New Year in Pakistan makes me feel at home. Pakistan is our second home. We hope that we can share the happiness of family reunion with every Pakistani friend. We are just one family,” he added.
The ambassador presented President Mamnoon Hussain his portrait that was skillfully drawn by Chinese artists. The president thanked for his gesture of goodwill.