NA speaker inaugurates China-Pakistan Year of Friendly Exchanges in Beijing


ISLAMABAD: The China-Pakistan Year of Friendly Exchanges was launched in Beijing on Wednesday at a grand reception that marked its official commencement – the first one of a series of activities which the two friendly countries plan to celebrate jointly throughout the year.

The occasion was graced by the Vice President of China Li Yaunchao, from Chinese side whereas Speaker of the National Assembly of Pakistan Sardar Ayaz Sadiq led a delegation of parliamentarians from Pakistan, especially to attend the inauguration of the celebrations of the friendly exchanges year, said a message received here.

On this occasion, Ambassador Masood Khalid in his welcoming remarks said “friendship was etched in the hearts and minds of the two peoples,” and China and Pakistan being ‘iron-brothers,’ have their cooperative strategic partnership based on mutual trust that had withstood the tests of times.

He said bilateral exchanges between leaders, trade volume, cultural cooperation, people-to-people contacts were at an all time high, adding that the year 2015 had made a promising start with increased interaction at all levels and a lot more to follow.