- Qureshi pronounces that China would ship 500,000 extra doses of coronavirus vaccine for Pakistan’s well being staff and senior residents.
- Says China and Pakistan — the “iron brothers” — to deal with the coronavirus pandemic collectively.
- China’s Overseas Minister Wang Yi says each nations ought to “remain committed to mutual benefit and win-win cooperation”.
ISLAMABAD: Overseas Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi introduced on Tuesday that China can be sending 500,000 extra doses of the coronavirus vaccine for Pakistan’s frontline staff and senior residents.
Qureshi’s announcement got here throughout his dialog with the media on the launch occasion of celebrations associated to the institution of Pakistan-China diplomatic relations together with Chinese language State Councillor and Overseas Minister Wang Yi.
China, the federal minister added, had already gifted 500,000 doses of the coronavirus vaccine — ready by China Nationwide Pharmaceutical Group Co., Ltd. (Sinopharm) — to Pakistan nation for its frontline healthcare staff.
Each nations — or “iron brothers” — would deal with the coronavirus pandemic collectively, he stated, including that the ties between Pakistan and China had deepened additional.
The 2 nations would maintain a sequence of occasions to rejoice the institution of diplomatic relations, he added.
On the occasion, a emblem was additionally launched to mark the beginning of celebrations.
‘Particular, iron-strong friendship’
Qureshi expressed gratitude to the Chinese language authorities, in addition to his counterpart, Wang, saying the 2 nations have been decided to maneuver ahead collectively as their bilateral relations have been primarily based on mutual belief.
On this regard, China’s overseas minister stated Pakistan had turn into the primary nation to obtain Chinese language vaccines and “this fully attests to the special, iron-strong friendship that we have”.
“The world today is undergoing profound changes and struggling against the pandemic, both of which are unseen for a century. The global economy has been plunged into deep recession. And all countries are taking a ‘tough test’,” Wang stated.
‘Move our friendship onto future generations’
Due to this fact, these new world circumstances referred to as for “consolidating and expanding our all-weather strategic cooperative partnership” not only for the bilateral pursuits but in addition the “stability and well-being of the region and the whole world”.
The Chinese language official added that the 2 sides ought to “deepen political mutual trust”, “remain committed to mutual benefit and win-win cooperation”, “pass our friendship onto future generations”, and “practice multilateralism”.