Pakistani Ambassador to China Masood Khalid and Han Changfu, Minister for Agriculture and Rural Affairs of China, attend the Pakistan Day reception in Beijing on March 23 (FILE)
A reception was held by the Embassy of Pakistan in Beijing to celebrate the 78th Pakistan Day and the 67th anniversary of establishment of Pakistan China diplomatic relations on March 23.
The reception was attended by a large number of guests including members of Pakistani community, diplomatic corps, media representatives and Chinese dignitaries. Han Changfu, Minister for Agriculture and Rural Affairs of China was the chief guest on the occasion.
Welcoming the guests, Pakistani Ambassador to China Masood Khalid said that Pakistan Day is celebrated every year on March 23 to pay homage to the founders of Pakistan as on this day, Lahore Resolution was adopted which heralded the struggle for attainment of Pakistan.
Ambassador Khalid said that leaders of both Pakistan and China have worked selflessly to convert the existing friendship into a strong political and economic co-operation based on mutual benefit and shared prosperity.
Minister Han extended warm congratulations on behalf of the Chinese Government on the 78th anniversary of the passing of Pakistan Resolution. He termed Pakistan as China’s only all-weather friend and strategic partner and said that China would continue to give priority to China-Pakistan relations.
The Pakistan Day Reception witnessed an entertaining performance from Mr. Shahbaz Abdullah and Mr. Haroon Shad, two eminent pianists from Pakistan who played Pakistani, Chinese and Western tunes. The guests enjoyed the music and applauded the skill of the artists.