KASHGAR: Chairman Senate Syed Nayyer Hussain Bokhari has said that Pakistan China Economic Corridor envisages close trade relations and industrial cooperation from Gwadar to Kashgar.
He said this while addressing a reception hosted in honor of the Senate delegation by the Chairman of the Chinese People’s political Consultative Conference (CPPCC).
The Chairman Senate is leading a delegation of Senators including Muhammad Mohsin Khan Leghari, Rozi Khan Kakar, Syed Muzaffar Hussain Shah, Begum Najma Hameed, Haji Muhammad Adeel and Mufti Abdul Sattar.
The invitation of this visit was extended by Chairman of the CPPCC. The Chairman Senate expressed his pleasure to visit Urmuqi. “I was highly impressed by the insight of the leaders as well as their warmth for Pakistan”, the Chairman Senate added.
He said that Urmuqi is a great cultural and historical city. “I am glad that Urmuqi and our historical city Peshawar have sisterly relations”.
Both cities are repository of great cultural heritage, the Senate Chairman remarked. He emphasized the need to deepen relations between Urmuqi and cities of Gilgit and Baltistan and our Northern Areas. He also underscored the need to further enhance educational and cultural links. “I am so grateful to the Chinese People’s political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) to give us an opportunity to see Urmuqi”, Nayyer Bokhari stated.
He said that Pakistan and China have stood by each other during the most testing times, and added, “We need to even further strengthen this strategic partnership in the 21st century.”
He said that Pakistan will continue to support China on the issues of its core interest, i.e, Taiwan, Tibet and East Turkish Islamic Movement.
He condemned the terrorism attacks that have recently occurred in Xinjiang. He appreciated the development which China has achieved in the last thirty years under wise Chinese leadership and Communist Party’s unrelenting efforts to change the destiny of China.
He expressed the confidence that China will be able to realize the “Chinese dream” envisioned by President Xi Jinping.
His vision of Silk Road Economic Belt and 21st Century Maritime Cooperation is in accord with our own perspective of economic and regional integration.
He also mentioned the establishment of Kashgar Economic Zone and said that it will promote economic and business linkages between our business communities.
He thanked the CPPCC leadership for the hospitality and warm reception. It is pertinent to mention that the delegation will proceed to Beijing today where it will meet the Chinese President Xi. Jinping and senior leadership of the CPPCC.