China's remarkable development success a testament to its vision, say Pakistani officials

2023-09-30 09:30:19 |

ISLAMABAD, Sept. 29 (Xinhua) -- China's remarkable economic and development success is a testament to its strength, resilience and vision, said Pakistani officials.

A decade ago, the Chinese leadership envisioned enhancing international relations. China's recent white paper on building a global community of shared future reminds us of that direction, said Chairman of Pakistani Senate Sadiq Sanjrani.

"(The white paper) articulates a new approach to international relations, one that is innovative, profound and reflective of the deep root of China's rich history, tradition and diplomatic wisdom," said Sanjrani.

Addressing a ceremony to celebrate the 74th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China, he said revitalizing ancient trade routes with modern-day principles reflects China's commitment to advocating a new kind of economic globalization.

"Furthermore, it is truly heartening to see the emphasis China places on promoting the common values of humanity in a world constantly changing," said Sanjrani.

For his part, caretaker Foreign Minister of Pakistan Jalil Abbas Jilani highlighted China's trailblazing accomplishments in the last seven decades.

"It has risen as the world's second-largest economy, driver of global economic growth, and model worth emulating for developing nations," said Jilani.

Having realized the first centenary goal of building a moderately prosperous society in all respects, China is now forging ahead to achieve a second goal -- building a great modern socialist state in all respects, Jilani said.

He noted with satisfaction the bilateral relations, saying that the past seven decades of Pakistan-China friendship are the perfect example of sacrifice, trust and generosity.

"Our two countries have accomplished great strides together and have many success stories of our fruitful cooperation, and the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is the most prominent one by virtue of its scope and scale," he said.

The CPEC has shown that win-win cooperation could bring a considerable transformation in the destinies of the people of Pakistan, said the diplomat.

"We reaffirm our resolve to make CPEC a high-quality demonstrable project of the Belt and Road Initiative and develop it as envisioned by our people and leadership," he added.