BEIJING: A senior official of the international department of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Zhang Xuyi said that they would continue to promote their interaction and cooperation with political parties in Pakistan.
In a press briefing to a visiting group of journalists from South Asia on the role of CPC in developing a state-to-state relationship with foreign countries, he said it is their consistent endeavour deepening political and economic interaction with neighbouring countries on parties’ level, adding that Beijing attaches high importance to its ties with Pakistan.
“Our bilateral cooperation has entered into a new era with the launching of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC),” he said, adding exchanges on the parties’ level are an important part of China’s overall diplomatic policy.
Xuyi further said the inter-party collaboration helps develop consensus on matters relating to bilateral interest. Pakistan is their most reliable friend and close strategic partner in the region and they had been maintaining frequent and regular contacts with its political parties, he explained.
He highlighted the contribution of the CPC in strengthening the state-to-state foreign relationship. The party, he added, is a driving force in promoting people-to-people contacts through the party’s network.
Xuyi further said mutual trust, equality and non-interference in each other’s affairs are the basic principles of their relationship with foreign countries.
He told the media group that CPC is strictly adhering to its basic principles based on a communist system that is lined with Chinese characteristics.
“The CPC enjoys excellent relations with the political parties in its neighbouring countries, particularly Pakistan,” he said. While interacting with them, they focused on their socio-economic development.
He also briefed the media about upcoming session of CPC’s National Congress, stating that it will set a new direction towards the transformation of the society and development of its economy with the international community, in light of President’s Xi Jinping’s Belt and Road initiative.
It would be most the important event in the Chinese history in term of new economic development. China, he said, emerged as world’s second-largest economy, with a high growth rate that he hoped would benefit the entire humanity.
He thanked the media for its support to China on regional and international issues. - Agencies