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(2011-02-02)

Following are the texts of felicitation messages from the President and the Prime Minister addressed to the President and the Premier of China on Chinese New Year:

Message from the President

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Excellency,

On behalf of the people of Pakistan and on my own behalf, it gives me great pleasure to extend warmest felicitations to Your Excellency and the government and people of China on the advent of Chinese Lunar Year and Spring Festival.

China’s civilizational renaissance is a defining theme of the 21st century. Chinese phenomenal ascent over the last six decades bears testimony to the wisdom of its leaders and genius of its people. For us in Pakistan, China’s success story has come to serve as a source of inspiration and confidence.

We believe that China is a factor of hope for the people of the world. It’s unparalled development has brought, in its wake, peace, prosperity and harmony in its immediate neighbourhood and beyond.

China is Pakistan’s closest friend and time tested partner. Rooted in the vision of Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, the brotherly ties between our two countries have, over the years, flowered into a comprehensive strategic partnership based on mutually beneficial cooperation. Our close and friendly relations with China have been and will remain the corner stone of our foreign policy. The recent visit of Premier H.E Mr. Wen Jiabao to Pakistan was the testimony of our unique relationship.

We have declared 2011 as Year of Pak- China Friendship, which also coincides with the 60th Anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries. Our two countries have already agreed on a comprehensive action plan to celebrate the Friendship Year which, inter alia, includes visit of Your Excellency to Pakistan.

Through our deep and abiding friendship, Pakistan and China can together make a significant contribution towards fashioning a better future for the region and work towards creating a peaceful and harmonious world.

I avail myself of this opportunity to convey best wishes for Your Excellency’s good health and happiness and continued progress and prosperity for the friendly people of China.

Please accept, Excellency, the assurances of my highest esteem and consideration.

(Asif Ali Zardari)
President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan
H.E. Mr. Hu Jintao,
President of the
Peoples Republic of China,
Beijing.

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Message from the Prime Minister

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Excellency,

On the advent of Chinese Lunar Year and Spring Festival, I have great pleasure in extending, on my behalf and on behalf of the government and people of Pakistan, our cordial greetings and sincere felicitations to Your Excellency, the government and the people of China.

Chinese phenomenal ascent over the last six decades bears testimony to the wisdom of its leaders and genius of its people. For us in Pakistan, we believe that China is a factor of stability and of hope for the people of the world. This belief is reinforced by the fact that China’s growth has, in its wake, brought peace, prosperity and harmony in its immediate neighbourhood and beyond. As a close friend and good neighbour of China, Pakistan deeply appreciates China’s initiatives for building mutually beneficial economic complementarities for progress and social harmony in Asia and beyond.

For us in Pakistan, the model set by China, our special friend and a time-tested partner, is a source of pride, inspiration and admiration. Our close and friendly relations with China have been and will remain the cornerstone of our foreign policy. The recent visit of Your Excellency to Pakistan was the testimony of our unique relationship.

Pakistan and China have declared 2011 as Year of Friendship, which also coincides with the 60th Anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries. Our two countries have already agreed on a comprehensive action plan to celebrate the Friendship Year.

I avail myself of this opportunity to convey best wishes for Your Excellency’s good health and happiness and continued progress and prosperity for the friendly people of China.

Please accept, Excellency, the assurances of my highest consideration.

(Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani)
Prime Minister of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan
H.E. Mr. Wen Jiabao,
Premier of the State Council of the
Peoples Republic of China,
Beijing.

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Islamabad
02 February 2011

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