Islamabad: Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani has sent a message of warm greetings to the Prime Minister of the People’s Republic of China Mr. Wen Jiabao on their National Day falling on October 1.
In his message, the Prime Minister said “On half of the Government and people of Pakistan, I have great pleasure in extending to Your Excellency, and the government and people of China, sincere and heartfelt felicitations on the occasion of China’s National Day.
China’s civilizational renaissance and its astonishing economic success have come to serve as a source of inspiration for the developing world. It has brought peace and prosperity to China’s neighbourhood. Pakistan is proud of China’s achievements and appreciates its initiatives for creating economic synergies and building mutually beneficial partnerships in Asia and beyond.
This year has been another landmark in the rich history of the unique friendship that exists between our two countries. We have seized on the symbolic opportunity presented by the 60th Anniversary celebrations of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Pakistan and China to both strengthen existing cooperation in areas of mutual interest and explore new avenues for fruitful collaboration.
Continued exchange of high level visits has demonstrated the two countries’ commitment to forging even stronger ties, and ensured that the extraordinary narrative of our friendship is transmitted to the next generation.
Pakistan and china enjoy a relationship that is without parallel in the contemporary era of interstate relations. Our friendship is rooted in our shared history and cultural heritage. It has flourished through the nurture and care of successive generations of our leadership.
I am confident that our friendship and cooperation will continue to gain strength, vigour and vitality with each passing year.
I avail myself of this opportunity to convey my best wishes for Your Excellency’s health and happiness, and for the peace and prosperity of the friendly people of China.
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