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Li Keqiang Exchanges Congratulatory Messages with Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif of Pakistan to Celebrate 65th Anniversary of Establishment of China-Pakistan Diplomatic Relations
2016/05/21

On May 21, 2016, Premier Li Keqiang exchanged congratulatory messages with Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif of Pakistan over the 65th anniversary of the establishment of China-Pakistan diplomatic relations.

Li Keqiang said in the congratulatory message that Pakistan is China's good neighbor, good friend, good partner and good brother. Over the past 65 years since the two countries established diplomatic relations, China and Pakistan have always adhered to the Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence, have trusted each other politically, have cooperated with and benefited each other economically, and have supported and understood each other on issues related to respective core interests. China always views and develops China-Pakistan relations from a strategic and long-term perspective, and is willing to work together with Pakistan to speed up the construction of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor and promote continued development of the all-weather strategic partnership of cooperation between the two countries.

Muhammad Nawaz Sharif said in the congratulatory message that Pakistan and China are iron brothers, and their solid bilateral relations are based on mutual respect and similarity of perceptions on bilateral, regional and international issues. He is glad that the two countries are celebrating the 65th anniversary of the establishment of bilateral diplomatic relations with great zeal and fervor. The two sides join their efforts in the construction of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor and are committed to breaking new grounds of bilateral cooperation while consolidating traditional friendship. It is hoped that the two countries will continue to actively promote people-to-people and cultural exchanges between the two countries, so that the journey of bilateral friendship continues forever.

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