Agriculture is one of the seven pillars of long-term CPEC plan: PBF
PESHAWAR: Pakistan Businesses Forum (PBF) on Monday welcomed the newly-appointed Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan, Nong Rong and hoped that he will boost mutual cooperation between the two friendly nations. Pakistan and China have remained closely connected with through thick and thin and the newly-appointed Ambassador who is a trade and commerce expert will take these ties to new heights. Pakistan Businesses Forum Vice President and FPCCI former Chairman Standing Committee on Agriculture, Jawad hoped that Ambassador Nong Rong will not only boost bilateral trade and strategic relations but will also play a central role in improving work on developmental projects backed by China as he has all the required expertise and motivation and he has a great track record of achievements. “There is a long history of interactions between peoples of China and Pakistan. So after our two countries became independent, this history and cultural affinity brought them closer and closer to each other, he said, mentioning the two sides signed their first cultural cooperation agreement in 1965”. He assured that Pakistan Businesses Forum will join hands with Ambassador Nong Rong to enhance the momentum of high-level exchanges between Pakistan and China in the area of promotion of Pakistani handicrafts, horticulture, embroidery and traditional jewellery. Jawad also emphasized that more and more from Pakistani delegations may be sent to China to enhance better understanding of their culture and civilization. - PPI m