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Pakistan and China sign MoU to promote inter-party relations

By Raza Khan (People's Daily Online)    17:34, October 18, 2018


ISLAMABAD: The current ruling party of Pakistan, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (Pakistan Justice Party), recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Communist Party of China, to help strengthen party-to-party relations.

During an event held at Pakistan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Foreign Minister of Pakistan Shah Mehmood Qureshi and Song Tao, head of the International Liaison Department of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, signed the MoU.

Song recently visited Pakistan as head of a delegation. Talking to the Chinese leader, Shah Mehmood Qureshi said both Pakistan and China enjoy excellent relations which will continue to grow stronger in the future.

Qureshi said that China is an all-weather friend and strategic partner to Pakistan. “We start a new chapter in our relations with the signing of an MoU between Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf and the Communist Party of China. A regular exchange of ideas will help both countries and political parties to combat the challenges we face today”, the minister added.

Talking at the event, Song said that party-to-party relations would help to further promote the economic, social and cultural ties between the two countries. He also invited Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf Party leaders to visit China.

The two parties also agreed to exchange high-level delegations to understand each other further, bring the two nations closer to each other and to address any potential issues.

Earlier, the Chinese delegation visited the secretariat of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf Party and met with party leaders. 

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