Pak-China Friendship Soars at 74th National Day of China
A Day of Celebration and Commemoration
The Punjab Tianjin University of Technology (PTUT) in Lahore recently played host to a special ceremony in honor of the 74th National Day of China. The ceremony was attended by a host of dignitaries, including the Provincial Minister for Industry and Commerce, SM Tanveer, and the Acting Consul General of China, Cao. The event opened with the flags of both nations being raised and national anthems playing, symbolizing the unity and close ties between the two countries.
Acknowledging the Everlasting Bond
During his speech, Provincial Minister SM Tanveer extended warm congratulations to the Chinese leadership and citizens on their National Day on behalf of the government and people of Punjab. Tanveer also acknowledged the enduring bond of friendship between Pakistan and China, stating that China had always stood by Pakistan during difficult times. He further emphasized that China’s rise to become the world’s second-largest economy, only two years after gaining independence, was a result of hard work, a lesson Pakistan should take to heart in order to overcome its economic difficulties and become a prosperous nation.
Boosting Bilateral Economic Cooperation
Tanveer announced that a delegation from Punjab, led by Chief Minister Mohsen Naqvi, had recently visited China, a move aimed at further strengthening bilateral economic cooperation. He expressed hope that Pakistan could benefit from China’s expertise in agricultural research for the development of its own agricultural sector. Tanveer also revealed that a record cotton production is expected this year, a success he attributed to Chief Minister Mohsen Naqvi.
The Future of Pak-China Relationship
Acting Consul General of China, Cao, expressed his gratitude to the Department of Industry and Commerce and PTUT for the splendid ceremony organized in honor of China’s National Day. Cao assured that he would fully cooperate in equipping PTUT students with modern knowledge. He emphasized the strong economic relations between Pakistan and China and highlighted the students as the future of Pakistan. He also acknowledged the platform provided by the Punjab Small Industries Corporation for the students to showcase their talents through a competition based on Pak-China friendship.
Renewing the Memorandum of Understanding
The Secretary of Industry and Commerce, Ehsan Bhatta, requested the Acting Consul General of China to renew the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with PTUT, enabling Chinese teachers to come and teach students in Pakistan. Bhatta echoed the sentiments of Pak-China friendship, stating that it was higher than the Himalayas, deeper than the sea, sweeter than honey, and stronger than steel. The ceremony concluded with the presentation of souvenirs to the honored guests and the cutting of a cake in celebration of China’s National Day.
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