By: Zubeda Anjum Niazi
Islamabad, 16 October 2022 (TDI): The Foreign Minister of Pakistan, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has extended best wishes to the Communist Party of China (CPC) at the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China.
“Throughout its history Chinese Communist Party has made enormous contributions to progress & prosperity of Chinese nation & for global peace”.
— Spokesperson MoFA (@ForeignOfficePk) October 16, 2022
He enunciated that the Communist Party has played an extraordinary role in the prosperity of the Chinese nation as well as world peace.
Along these lines, this journey of development started under the leadership of Chairman Mao and now this journey is going on under the leadership of the Communist Party; General Secretary Xi Jinping.
Foreign Minister Zardari went on to reiterate that the Pakistan People’s Party and the Communist Party of China have a long history of bilateral cooperation.
In this vein, he highlighted that Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto, and President Asif Ali Zardari played an important role in the friendship between China and Pakistan.
Pakistan was among the first nations to recognize the People’s Republic of China (PRC) government in mainland China in 1950. Ever since both nations have given the preservation of their special relationship a great deal of priority.
Along these lines, the two have regularly exchanged high-level visits that have led to a number of accords. Pakistan has received financial, military, and technical support from the PRC.
Both nations view one another as close allies in international affairs. China and Pakistan have a long-standing, solid friendship.
Long-standing ties between the two nations have benefited both parties. The core of bilateral ties continues to be a close similarity of viewpoints and shared interests.
The Chinese government has recognized Pakistan’s unwavering cooperation on important issues. Pakistan aided China in formalizing its links with the West, making Nixon’s visit to China in 1972 possible.
Pakistan & China have worked together on numerous military and economic projects. The Muslim world has also benefited from China’s influence thanks to Pakistan. Also, China has a history of consistently assisting Pakistan in regional disputes.
The military of Pakistan is strongly dependent on Chinese arms, and continuing collaborative projects of strategic military and economic value. In order to boost Pakistan’s nuclear development, China has sent blueprints.
Pakistan has received relief supplies and financial aid from China in the wake of flash floods and subsequent property damage that have stranded thousands of people since mid-June.