Thursday, June 9, 2011

Pak-China strategic partnership critical for peace: President Asif Ali Zardari

Declaring Pak-China strategic partnership critical for peace and development in the region, President assured full support to China’s core interests even in case of Taiwan or Tibet.

Addressing a ceremony at the Presidency on Wednesday evening in connection with 60th anniversary of China-Pakistan Friendship, the President assured that “Pakistan always support and defend the just cause and core interests of the Chinese nation - be it Taiwan or Tibet or the fight against extremism.”

Appreciating China’s support for safeguarding Pakistan’s National sovereignty and core National interests, the President expressed Pakistan’s pride to have China as a time tested friend, vowing that this friendship would continue to grow even further in the days to come.According to prepared text of the speech, the President expressed his delight for participation in the celebrations and thanked Minister Wang Chen for participating in the celebrations adding that his presence today at this historic occasion illustrates the special relationship between our two countries and also demonstrates the special feelings of our peoples for one another.