Islamabad, 12 January 2023 (TDI): The Foreign Minister of Pakistan, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari received a farewell visit from Nong Rong, the Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan, on Thursday.
— Radio Pakistan (@RadioPakistan) January 12, 2023
During the meeting, perspectives on bilateral relations and ways to strengthen cooperation in various sectors, including the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), were exchanged.
Bilawal shared gratitude toward the Government of China for pledging support to the country during the ‘Climate Resilient Pakistan’ conference. Bilawal thanked the outgoing Chinese Ambassador for his service and best wishes for his future endeavors.
The Chinese Ambassador discussed the long-standing bonds of brotherhood between the two nations. He guaranteed the Foreign Minister ongoing assistance and support for Pakistan.
In addition, Nong Rong expressed gratitude to the Pakistani government for their assistance during his tenure as an Ambassador.
China’s additional aid to flood-hit Pakistan
China has promised an additional $100 million to boost Pakistan’s ongoing flood recovery operations. Luo Zhaohui, Chairman of the China International Development Cooperation Agency (CIDCA), announced it while attending the ‘Climate Resilient Pakistan’ conference.
Our great friend China🇨🇳 has always stood by Pakistan through thick & thin. We are highly grateful to Chinese leadership for a pledge of $1 billion by Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank & $100 million separately @ Resilient Pakistan🇵🇰. This support is crucial for reconstruction
— Shehbaz Sharif (@CMShehbaz) January 11, 2023
Regarding technical support, China intends to train 1,000 technical staff members and authorities with an emphasis on disaster prevention and management between 2023 and 2025.
Notably, this funding reinforces China’s commitment to the Pakistani people and will help address the climate crisis.
About Nong Rong
Nong Rong began his political journey in 1991 after graduating from Peking University. He became director of the Cooperation Division in Guangxi Foreign Economic and Trade Commission, in April 2002.
After a year at the Guangxi Autonomous Region Department of Commerce, he was transferred to the Guangxi International Affairs Bureau. Nong became vice-mayor and deputy party chief of Fangchenggang in April 2013 and served until December 2015.
In December 2019, Nong joined the Ethnic and Religious Affairs Committee of the Guangxi Region as a director. He served in that capacity up to September 2020 and was named the Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan.