Islamabad, 21 May 2022 (TDI): Today marked the 71st anniversary of Pakistan and China establishing diplomatic ties.
🇵🇰🇨🇳 remain fully committed to elevating their All-Weather Strategic Cooperative Partnership to greater heights.
— Spokesperson 🇵🇰 MoFA (@ForeignOfficePk) May 21, 2022
A cake-cutting event was organized in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to honor this anniversary. Foreign Secretary Sohail Mahmood, People’s Republic of China Chargé d’Affaires, Pang Chunxue, top Foreign Office personnel, and Chinese diplomats attended the occasion.
In his speech, the Foreign Secretary emphasized that Pakistan’s multidimensional, time-tested partnership with China was the foundation of its foreign policy. He emphasized that Pakistan-China ties are distinguished by outstanding trust, mutual respect, understanding, and support.
These relationships have evolved from leaps and bounds over the previous seventy-one years, maturing into an unshakable All-Weather Strategic Cooperative Partnership.
The Foreign Secretary went on to say that both Pakistan and China were dedicated to strengthening their comprehensive bilateral ties for the sake of their peoples. He emphasized Pakistan’s determination to expand the ‘iron-brotherhood’ between the two countries and take the developing alliance to greater levels.
Chinese-Pakistani ties refer to China’s bilateral relations with Pakistan, often known as Sino-Pakistani relations. Pakistan was one of the first countries to break official diplomatic relations with the Republic of China (Taiwan) and recognize the People’s Republic of China (PRC) government in Mainland China in 1950.
Ever since both nations have put a great value on maintaining a special relationship, and the two nations have conducted high-level visits, leading to a variety of accords. The PRC has supplied Pakistan with economic, military, and technological support, and each nation regards the other as a close strategic ally.