All political forces united to expand ties with China: PM
Nawaz Sharif says both the friends will continue their journey for achieving common goal of development and progress.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said Pakistan and China will continue their journey to achieve common goal of development, progress, peace and stability.
He was presenting vote of thank to the Chinese President after latter's address to the joint sitting of the Parliament.
Nawaz Sharif declared security of China as security of Pakistan and said Pakistan stands by the people of China in upholding their solidarity.
He said at international level Pakistan firmly stands by its policy of one China.
Nawaz Sharif termed the visit of Chinese President as historic and said it will open new avenues of cooperation between the two countries to lead towards common development and prosperity. He said we are trusted friends, brothers, neighbours and time tested partners and our friendship is like iron.
The Prime Minister said all political parties in Pakistan are on the same page to have robust ties with China in all fields. He said we both will continue efforts to curb the menace of terrorism and will even intensify our endeavours to accomplish our goal.
He said both the countries are working jointly for the stability and peace not only in Asia but beyond it.
The Prime Minister said the economic Corridor is a joint effort of both the countries which result in generating more economic opportunities and bring prosperity in the region.
He said all the provinces including Gilgit Baltistan and Azad Jammu and Kashmir will benefit from this Corridor.
He hoped that this visit of the Chinese President will also go a long way in increasing people to people contact between the two countries and both the countries will be able to achieve their goals of peace, stability, development and prosperity.
He thanked China for its contribution to overcome energy crisis in Pakistan.
Nawaz Sharif termed the address of the Chinese President as historical which will inspire Pakistani nation. He said that Xi Jinping is so close to our heart that he is equally popular in Pakistan as in China. He said it is also a historic day for the Parliament and people of Pakistan that our special guest has addressed our Parliament. He hoped that mutual cooperation between the two countries will be further expanded in the next fifteen years.
Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Syed Khursheed Shah hoped that the visit of the Chinese President will help further cementing Pakistan China ties and contribution in mutual development and progress.