CM Punjab Mohsin Naqvi Became the First Pakistani Chief Minister to Inaugurate the Ningxia International Friendship Forum

Caretaker Chief Minister Punjab Mohsin Naqvi inaugurated 3rd Ningxia International Friendship Citizen Forum in the capital Yinchuan of the province of Ningxia China.

The Caretaker CM got the distinction of becoming the 1st Pakistani Chief Minister to inaugurate the Ningxia International Friendship Forum.

CM Mohsin Naqvi was given a warm reception on his arrival in the conference hall of Xuhui. CM Mohsin Naqvi, while making an important address during the 3rd Ningxia International Friendship Citizen Forum said that it is our resolve to ensure peace, stability and prosperity in the region.

Pakistan-China relations are essential for peace, stability and prosperity in the whole region. Pakistan and China’s strong, broad-based and absolute relations are inevitable for the best interests of both the countries.

CM Naqvi stated that Pakistan and China are all-weather cooperative and strategic partners. The Pakistan-China friendship and fraternal relations would always move towards elevation.

Both countries have to move forward for their bright and illuminating future. He said that Pakistan and China for the last seven decades are nicely fulfilling their relations in different walks of life. Pakistan and China have proved that mutual trust and understanding are fundamental grounds for stabilising bilateral relations.

The CM also said that the 10th anniversary of CPEC and the Belt and Road initiative is being celebrated. There is a dire need to make joint endeavours for the completion of special economic zones, and all ongoing projects along with expeditious progress of Gwadar Port.

The investors, industrialists and traders can play their vigorous role in order to take the CPEC and Belt and Road initiatives development projects to the pinnacle of glory and high standard.

The CM further added that participating in the friendship forum and addressing the distinguished ceremony is a matter of great pride for him. “I am thankful to the Communist Party and the people of Ningxia for playing host in the friendship forum.”

The forum provided us with a unique opportunity to sit together and benefit from the collective wisdom. CM Naqvi went on to say that Chinese Monks by travelling on the silk route have witnessed an immortal civilization of Ghandhara and Sindh Valley in the past.

The Chinese Monks have benefitted from the hidden knowledge and message of friendship of thousand year old civilization. By starting from the diplomatic relations we are moving forward by taking along the friendship of various cities and provinces as well as knowledge of harmony.

The cities and provinces of both countries augmented relations with each other. CM Mohsin Naqvi highlighted the 43 provinces and cities of Pakistan and China, by maintaining the relationship of friendship, have provided a solid foundation for our future relations.

Pakistan-China contacts would further promote bilateral economic, trade and tourism cooperation. CPEC and the China-Pakistan Free Trade Agreement have provided a new direction in the economic and trade relationships between Pakistan and China. Similarly, Pakistan is the biggest trade partner of China and bilateral trade has increased manifold in recent years.

The interim CM Mohsin Naqvi also mentioned that our leaders have agreed to continue the high-quality progress of CPEC for the benefit of both the countries. We are moving on the fast track of the ongoing development projects, especially the Special Economic Zone and Gwadar development.

Mohsin Naqvi said that he has met with the investors in connection with the Special Economic Zone. He also thanked the Chairman and Secretary of the Ningxia Communist Party for displaying their wonderful hospitality.

Provincial Ministers Amir Mir, SM Tanveer, Azfar Ali Nasir, Ibrahim Hassan Murad, Chief Secretary Zahid Akhtar Zaman and Secretary Finance Mujahid Sher Dil were also present on the occasion.

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