Pakistan, China express satisfaction on the high-quality development of CPEC projects

Pak-China FMs discuss bilateral ties, exchanged views on the regional and global situation

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Islamabad: Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi spoke on telephone with State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi of the People’s Republic of China. The two Foreign Ministers discussed bilateral ties and exchanged views on the regional and global situation.

State Councilor Wang Yi conveyed his condolences on the loss of precious lives in the cowardly terrorist attack in Peshawar and sympathies with the families of the victims. The Foreign Minister underlined that the terrorist act was an attack on the peace-loving people of Pakistan who had rendered tremendous sacrifices to eliminate the scourge of terrorism from Pakistan. He shared the resolve of the Government to continue its unrelenting counter-terrorism efforts and bringing the perpetrators to justice.

Recalling the successful visit of the Prime Minister to China in which various important decisions were taken to advance bilateral practical cooperation, Foreign Minister Qureshi stressed the importance of close coordination between the two sides for early realization of agreed ventures and projects. He expressed satisfaction on the high-quality development of CPEC and accelerating industrial relocation and investments to Pakistan.

The Foreign Minister conveyed Pakistan’s concern at the situation in Ukraine and underscored the need for a diplomatic solution in accordance with the relevant multilateral agreements, international law and provisions of the UN Charter. He also shared Pakistan’s concerns over the adverse economic consequences for developing countries resulting from escalating fuel and food costs and disruption of supply chains. The Foreign Minister apprised State Councilor Wang Yi of his outreach to the Foreign Ministers of Ukraine, Poland, Romania, Hungary, Russia and the High Representative of the European Union. Maintaining the principled position based on respect for sovereignty and territorial integrity of all states, Pakistan had called for de-escalation and resolution of disputes through dialogue and diplomacy.

The Foreign Minister expressed the hope that the talks between Russia and Ukraine would succeed in finding a diplomatic solution. The two Foreign Ministers discussed the continued efforts for peace and stability in Afghanistan and emphasized the need for the international community to sustain humanitarian assistance for the Afghan people. The two Foreign Ministers agreed to remain in close contact. Meanwhile, Pakistani women based in China have lauded empowerment of Chinese women and their contributions in different fields.

“We have the great pleasure of celebrating International Women’s Day here because China attaches great importance to the protection of women’s rights.

 

We should also acknowledge the outstanding contributions by women in different fields, said Pakistani women Syeda Saira Raza, and Soufia Badar based in China. Syeda Saira Raza, Press & Culture Attache from Pakistan Embassy in Beijing told China Economic Net (CEN) that Pakistani women are delighted to celebrate International Women’s Day, as well as their achievements, progress, and contributions towards building a better society. “Our hope and aspiration are to try our best to attain the unattainable. We shall go for a gender-equal world for a sustainable tomorrow,” Saira stated.

International Women’s Day is celebrated on March 8th every year to provide a chance to unite and recognize the outstanding contributions of women around the globe.

“I have been in China for almost one1 and a half years. I have met Chinese women from different walks of life; I am simply impressed by their confidence, hard work, and determination to contribute to the betterment of the society and overall, their country.

I observed both Pakistani and Chinese women, and I saw their similarities of commitment, hard work with a positive mindset to fulfill their dreams and achievements”, the Press & Culture Attached mentioned.

She wished great success to all the women of the world to keep on progressing and keep on contributing to a better future.

Soufia Badar, an entrepreneur based in China for the last 4 years said that Pakistani women should be empowered as Chinese women because Chinese women are working in all kinds of areas but Pakistani women usually prefer teaching & medical sectors.

“I’m really impressed by Chinese women who are working hard, especially they are good in technical fields where our women are left much behind. I saw Chinese women were driving heavy transport, doing labor work, and being good entrepreneurs”, she said.

Sara Afzal affiliated with China Media Group said that there is a conducive environment for women here because Chinese society has a very positive attitude towards women and the proportion of participation of women in China is very high in all aspects of life.

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