Chinese Premier Li Keqiang speaks online during the opening ceremony of the Forum for Economic and Trade Cooperation between China and Portuguese-speaking countries, also known as Forum Macao, in Beijing, capital of China, on April 10, 2022. WANG YE XINHUA BEIJING - Chinese premier Li Keqiang congratulated Shahbaz Sharif on Wednesday's election as Pakistan's prime minister.
In a congratulatory message, Li said that both China and Pakistan are unique all-weather strategic cooperation partners, adding that bilateral relations and friendship have experienced great changes and have always been rock solid and unbreakable. In the face of deep and complex changes in the international and regional situation and the ravaging COVID-19 pandemic, China and Pakistan have helped each other overcome difficulties, and the ironclad China-Pakistan friendship continues to grow, he noted.
Li looks forward to working together with Shahbaz to carry forward the traditional friendship between the two countries, to strengthen mutual political trust and to promote the high-quality construction of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.
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Li expressed the willingness to deepen the all-round, pragmatic cooperation between the two countries and speed up the process to forge an even closer China-Pakistan community with a shared future in the new era, which will not only benefit the peoples of the two countries, but also be conducive to regional and global stability and development.
Li believes that Pakistan will achieve new achievements in promoting national stability, development and progress.