Pakistan-China friendship tree planted at Chinese embassy

Islamabad: Pakistan’s Foreign Secretary Sohail Mahmood and Chinese Ambassador Nong Rong on Tuesday planted a Friendship Tree, at the Chinese Embassy Compound, as part of ongoing celebrations to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the establishment of Pakistan-China diplomatic relations.

The 70th Anniversary celebrations were jointly initiated by Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi and State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi, in a virtual ceremony held on March 2, 2021.

Both sides have planned a wide range of activities, spread throughout the year, to mark this historic milestone and celebrate the evolution of Pakistan-China friendship that has, over seven decades, transformed into a time-tested “All-Weather Strategic Cooperative Partnership”, despite vicissitudes of times and changes in the international and regional situation.

Plantation of the evergreen Deodar tree – which is also the national tree of Pakistan – depicted the spirit of Pakistan-China All-Weather Strategic Cooperative Partnership.

Both sides reiterated commitment to celebrate the 70th Anniversary in a befitting manner, said a foreign ministry statement.