Federal Minister for Information Broadcasting and National Heritage Senator Pervaiz Rashid Wednesday said the Pak-China relationship was based on mutual trust, understanding and common aspirations for peace and progress.
The minister stated this during a meeting with Chinese media delegation. Rashid said that unique friendship between the two countries has now transformed into a strong strategic partnership, robust economic cooperation and ever increasing personal contacts.
The new dimension of Pak-China friendship under China Pakistan Economic Corridor is indeed a great achievement as both have launched a plan for energy and infrastructure projects in Pakistan worth $46 billion, linking their economies and people in Asia and beyond, the minister added.
The senator emphasized the need to further strengthen bilateral ties in areas mutually beneficial to each other, particularly in the fields of culture, information and communications.
Rashid also stressed the need for evolving a mechanism for the exchange of dramas, news, films and documentaries, so that the people of both countries could better understand each other’s culture and values.
He said that visits of media delegations are significant as they are helpful in portraying the true picture of a country, its potential and create better understanding of issues.
The Chinese media delegation expressed their resolve to play a pivotal role in further strengthening an already established bond between the two countries.
The delegation assured the minister that they will take upon themselves to portray the real image of Pakistan, and consider it as the perfect tourist destination for the Chinese. They also commended the efforts of Pakistan being a frontline state in combating terrorism and extremism.
Secretary Information Saba Mohsin Raza and Director General, External Publicity Wing, Shafqat Jalil were also present.