Embassy celebrates Pakistan Day in China
BEIJING: A grand reception was held in Beijing to celebrate 79th Pakistan Day and 68th anniversary of establishment of Pakistan China diplomatic relations by Embassy of Pakistan.
The reception was attended by a large number of guests including members of Pakistani community, diplomatic corps, media representatives and Chinese dignitaries. Mr. Wang Zhigang, Minister for Science and Technology was Chief Guest on the occasion.
Welcoming guests, Ambassador Masood Khalid said that Pakistan Day is celebrated every year on 23rd March to pay homage to founders of Pakistan as on this day, Lahore Resolution was adopted which heralded the struggle for attainment of Pakistan.
Ambassador said that leaders of both Pakistan & China have worked selflessly to convert existing friendship into a strong political economic co-operation based on mutual benefit and shared prosperity.
“The visit by Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan further consolidated all-weather strategic co-operative partnership between Pakistan and China,” Ambassador noted.
He said that Pakistan and China were celebrating 2019 as the year of Sister City Relationships.
Chief guest Mr. Wang Zhigang extended warm congratulations on behalf of Chinese Government on 79th anniversary of passing of Pakistan Resolution.
He termed Pakistan as China’s only all weather friend and strategic partner. He said that China would continue to give priority to China-Pakistan relations and work together to bring peace and prosperity not only to our two countries but to entire region.
A cake cutting ceremony took place wherein Ambassador, Chief Guest and other dignitaries cut the cake. The Pakistan Day Reception witnessed an entertaining performance by Chinese singers who sang patriotic and national Pakistani songs.
The guests enjoyed songs and applauded the singers. A cultural corner was also set up to show case handicrafts of Pakistan. Other dignitaries included Major General Wang Gang, Assistant Chief of Staff, PLA Air Force.