ISLAMABAD: The new Ambassador of China to Pakistan, Yao Jing paid a courtesy call on Senator Mushahid Hussain, Chairman, Parliamentary Committee on CPEC, at the Parliament House on Monday.
Senator Mushahid Hussain warmly welcomed Mr. Yao Jing to the Parliament and said that:” Ambassador Yao Jing is an old friend of Pakistan, having served here on two occasions in the past”, adding, that “Mr. Yao Jing knows Pakistan and the region very well” Senator Mushahid Hussain expressed the hope that during his tenure, Pakistan China relations will be further consolidated and CPEC will make more rapid progress.
Ambassador Yao Jing termed Senator Mushahid Hussain as “ an old friend of China” and thanked him for his contribution
to Pakistan China relations, especially in the building of CPEC Ambassador Yao Jing expressed the hope that in 2018 CPEC will enter a ‘new era’ of all round development, and expansion of CPEC to include Afghanistan and Central Asia. Senator Mushahid Hussain said that CPEC was all about co-operation and connectivity, not just between Pakistan and China but also between countries of the region including Afghanistan and Central Asia.
Senator Mushahid Hussain also invited Ambassador Yao Jing to meet with the Parliamentary Committee on CPEC at a mutually convenient time, and this invitation was accepted with pleasure. Senator Mushahid Hussain also presented the report of the Parliamentary Committee on CPEC to The Ambassador of China.