Peshawar: Pakistan and Iron Brother China will establish a friendship garden in Peshawar citing the sister city status of Peshawar and Urumqi, the capital city of Xinjiang province.
Khyber Pakhtunkhaw Minister for Local Government and Rural Development Akbar Ayub Khan proposed the establishment of the friendship garden during the visit of Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Nong Rong to the provincial capital.
Ambassador Nong Rong appreciated the idea and pledged all possible support and assistance, said an official statement released here.
Ambassador Nong Rong said no effort would be spared to further cement ties between China and Pakistan.
Addressing a gathering at the Pakistan China Friendship Association (PCFA) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chapter’s Pak-China Friendship Tree Plantation Drive 2021 later, the envoy said he was impressed by the love expressed by the people in Khyber Pakhtunkhaw.
Ambassador Rong lauded the services of PCFA Khyber President, Yousaf Ayub Khan and Secretary General Syed Ali Nawaz Gilani.
He showed keen interest in photographs of First Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai about his visit to Peshawar in December in 1956 at the PCFA offices.
Ambassdor Nong Rong also planted a tree to formally launch Pak-China Friendship Tree Plantation 2021 drive as a part of PCFA-Khyber’s plan to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of establishment of Pakistan-China Diplomtic Relations.
The initiative was appreciated by the Ambassador Nong Rong and the envoy was informed that this plantation will be across the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province during the year marking 100 successful years of Communist Party of China, which play vital role in China’s economic development and social prosperity and become a living example for rest of the world.