April 12th, the Embassy of Pakistan held Reception Gala in Beijing to celebrate the 72nd anniversary of the founding. Mr. Li Shenglin, the Minister of the Ministry of Transport of China, Mrs. Fu Ying, the Vice-Minister of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as well as other foreign envoys and executives of Home and Abroad News Press attended the event.
Masood Khan, Pakistani Ambassador to China gave a speech at the event and he reviewed the 61 years’development process of the diplomatic relations between Pakistan and China. He expressed his sincere praise to the deep brotherhood of Pakistan and China. He said the relation between China and Pakistan is higher than the sky, deeper than the sea and sweeter than honey and more important than the eyes.
Li Shenglin, the Minister of the Ministry of Transport of China also presented a speech, he said that China and Pakistan established the diplomatic relation 61 years ago and the two countries not only mutually understood and supported each other but also established great friendship and carried out multi-level cooperation. China is highly appreciated Pakistani’s positions on Taiwan, Tibet, Xinjiang and other related issues to Chinese core interests. Chinese government firmly supports Pakistan assert independent sovereignty and territorial integrity.
After that, Li Shenglin said he was very grateful for the hospitality of Pakistani and wished all Pakistan people peaceful and prosperous. The friendship between China and Pakistan will be eternal.
Masood Khan, Pakistan Ambassador in China awarded the Stars of Great Leader medal to Mr. Yang Jiemian, the Director of Shanghai Institute of International Studies and a Expert of American Studies, and Mr. Yuan Jianmin, the General Manager of Sinotrans & CSC Xinjiang Co., Ltd. on behalf of the President of Pakistan to honor their outstanding contributions to developing friendly relationship between China and Pakistan.
During the event, the Embassy of Pakistan also well-prepared the dance performances and cuisine with local ethnic atmospheres.
Mrs. Wei Yan, the Chief Editor of Home & Abroad News Press, Mr. Liu Dengchen, the Executive Vice-President, and Mr. Hu Shumeng, the Executive Deputy Editor were invited to the event.