BEIJING: Pakistan and China signed an agreement to establish a sister-province relationship between Sindh and Hubei provinces to promote pragmatic cooperation in education, science and technology, technical and vocational training and people to people exchanges.
Pakistan’s Ambassador to China Moin-ul-Haque and Wang Zhonglin, Governor of Hubei Provincial People’s Government signed the agreement during a meeting in Wuhan, China. Zhao Haishan, Vice-Governor and other local senior officials were also present.
During the event, congratulatory video messages of Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah and China’s Counsel General in Karachi were also played.
Speaking on the occasion, Governor Wang said that China and Pakistan were all-weather strategic partners and their association had the support and consensus of the leaders of both countries.
During the last 70 years, both countries worked closely to strengthen and deepen their bilateral relations, the Chinese governor added.
He expressed confidence that the sister-province relationship between Hubei and Sindh would lead to pragmatic cooperation in the fields of education, science and technology, technical and vocational training and people to people exchanges.
Ambassador Haque thanked the Chinese governor for making excellent arrangements and warm hospitality during his visit to Wuhan.
Paying tribute to the courage and resilience of the people of Hubei and Wuhan for defeating Covid-19, he said that Hubei held a special place in the hearts of the Pakistani people.
The Pakistani envoy also appreciated the Hubei-based enterprises like China Gezhouba Corporation and China Three Gorges which had played a significant role in the infrastructure development and energy security of Pakistan.
Ambassador Haque also noted that together with the friendship square inaugurated, the sister-province relationship agreement would open a new chapter of cooperation between Pakistan and China in diverse fields.