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Outgoing Chinese Ambassador pays farewell call on President

ISLAMABAD, June 4 (APP): The outgoing Chinese Ambassador in Islamabad Luo Zhaohui paid a farewell call on President Asif Ali Zardari here at the Aiwan-e-Sadr on Friday.The President appreciated the services rendered by the outgoing ambassador for bringing the two countries further closer and strengthening the bilateral relations between the two countries.Mr. Luo, the President said, had been instrumental in further cementing Pak-China relations and had been industriously working to broaden the spectra of mutual cooperation.

He said that Pakistan and China enjoy a unique equation - a time-tested friendship based on mutual respect, deep love and trust between the people of the two states.

The friendship between the two countries has matured into a comprehensive strategic partnership and strengthening and enhancing cooperation with China in all fields is one of the key principles guiding Pakistan’s foreign policy, the President remarked.

Talking about the existing level of cooperation, the President referred to more than 50 new initiatives that have been identified and signing of more than three dozen MoUs between the two countries.

He said that during all his visits to China he focused on familiarizing himself with the Chinese experience of growth and development.

The President said that “we are focusing on furthering our economic ties and the two countries will continue to cooperate for promotion of global and regional peace, advancement in the science and technology and improvement in the living standards of our respective people”.

“This relationship will grow stronger and stronger with each passing year. We have resolved to take this partnership to greater heights,” the President observed.

The President wished every success to Mr. Luo Zhaohui in his future assignments.

Luo Zhaohui thanked the President and the Government of Pakistan for the support and cooperation he had received during his tenure.

The President will also be hosting a dinner in honour of Mr.  Luo Zhaohui at Aiwan-e-Sadr on Friday. A number of federal ministers, high level officials will be attending the dinner besides officials and diplomats from Chinese embassy in Islamabad.

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