Rehman Malik, Lijian Zhao discuss Sino-Pak friendship

Islamabad: Lijian Zhao, acting Ambassador of China in Pakistan calls on Senator A. Rehman Malik, PPP senior leader and Chairman Senate Standing Committee on Interior, here on Monday and discussed in the detail various bilateral matters.

Senator A. Rehman Malik while talking to the acting ambassador of China said that he and every Pakistani are proud of Sino-Pak friendship as China has always extended timely support to Pakistan in every difficult time.

He thanked China for its strongest support to Pakistan. He said that Pakistan will ensure that China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) continues to progress with full speed as CPEC is a great bond between China and Pakistan. This route will benefit both Pakistan and China and the whole region, he added.

Chinese acting Ambassador Lijian Zhao said that he is happy to visit Senator A Rehman Malik as the relationship between China and Pakistan and the tie between the Communist Party of China and Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) has always been remained ideal and stronger.

He said that China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) was in initiated when Asif Ali Zardari was the President of Pakistan and fully supported the project for the benefit of the people of both countries and whole region.

Senator A. Rehman Malik said that the recent production added to our national grids has facilitated to overcome the shortage of electricity which was impossible without support of China government and companies. He appreciated the efforts of Chinese acting Ambassador Lijian Zhao in facilitating Pakistan mangoes to China which is one of the popular fruit of Pakistan.

Both discussed that both China and Pakistan need to have some more cultural interaction and exchange of students within both countries.