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Pakistan, China reaffirm relations on 70th anniversary

Pakistan, China reaffirm relations on 70th anniversary

Islamabad, May 20 (Prensa Latina) Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan spoke by phone with his Chinese counterpart, Li Keqiang, in greeting of the 70th anniversary of bilateral diplomatic ties and to discuss cooperation on vaccines.
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Khan also congratulated China on the successful landing of its spacecraft on Mars, thus demonstrating China’s growing technological prowess, according to the Ary News portal.

The official also underlined the strategic partnership of cooperation between the two countries and the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor of the Belt and Road Initiative, which will create jobs and further enhance bilateral and regional trade.

The Pakistani prime minister also highlighted the cooperation between the two countries against Covid-19 and appreciated China’s continued support in supplying vaccines against the SARS-CoV-2.

Khan thanked China’s National Institute of Health for its help in establishing a plant for the manufacture of vaccines in Pakistan, which will reinforce the national effort against the pandemic. Both leaders reaffirmed their determination to continue consolidating bilateral relations, also according to Ary News.

Pakistan and China established diplomatic ties on May 21st, 1951, as the Islamabad Post newspaper recalled.

The bilateral ties date back to centuries-old trade ties, when Chinese merchants made business trips to Europe, the Middle East and other parts of the world via the ancient Silk Road.

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