Chinese ambassador to Pakistan Yao Jing on Tuesday expressed hope that situation between the two countries would not escalate further and would move towards peace and stability.
In a meeting with Federal Minister for Inter Provincial Coordination Dr. Fehmida Mirza here, Yoa Jing underscored the importance of the minister’s visit and said that the year 2019 had declared as Year of Friendship and that her visit would mark the formal beginning of cooperation and relations at provincial/ local government level. Provincial/ local governments from both sides were coming together for the first time under the umbrella of IPC.
Maters of mutual interest, Fehmida Mirza’s upcoming visit to china, Year of Friendship, cooperation in various sectors, Pak-India tension, tourism, sports and other issues were came under discussion in the meeting.
According to a statement released from the ministry, both sides agreed to develop a channel of communication and exchanged the list of areas of interest for further cooperation, along with project details including timeframe and budget through the ministry of inter- provincial coordination (IPC).
It was told that once these linkages were established provincial and local governments would be dealing directly according to its own peculiarity and requirements. Fehmida Mirza said that Pak-China friendship was deep rooted and appreciated the ambassador for Chinese principled stance on recent escalation between India and Pakistan.
Dr. Mirza said that the initiatives taken at local government’s level from both the countries would be very helpful in establishing people to people contacts in real terms. The incumbent Government is focusing more on result oriented ideas and it is important that we engage our local governments in practical and doable projects, she added.