Re­marks by Am­bas­sador Sun Wei­dong at The Launch­ing Cer­e­mony of the New Com­pound of The Chi­nese Em­bassy in Pak­istan

The Diplomatic Insight - - Con­tents - Thank you again for grac­ing to­day’s launch­ing cer­e­mony. Chin-Pak dosti zind­abad!

(June 16th, 2015, Is­lam­abad)

Distin­guished Guests,

Ladies and gen­tle­men,

As­lam Alekum and a very good af­ter­noon to all of you!

To­day, we have a joy­ous gath­er­ing to New Com­pound of Chi­nese Em­bassy in Pak­istan. It is our great honor to have H.E. Mr. Sadar Ayaz Sadiq, H.E. Mr. Mian Shabaz Sharif, H.E. Mr. Ah­san Iqbal, H.E. Mr. Khawaja Muham­mad Asif, H.E. Mr. Per­vaiz Rashid, H.E. Mr. Sikan­dar Hyat Khan Bosan, H.E. Mr. Ab­dul Quadir Baloch, H.E. Mr. Syed Tariq Fatemi, distin­guished po­lit­i­cal party lead­ers, dear friends from all walks of life, the diplo­matic corps and the rep­re­sen­ta­tives of Chi­nese in­sti­tu­tions and na­tion­als here to grace this func­tion, and share the joy of mov­ing to new home. On be­half of the Chi­nese Em­bassy, I would like to ex­tend my warm wel­come to all the distin­guished guests!

Ladies and gen­tle­men, to come to the New Com­pound, I won­der what is your im­pres­sion on it? that it is a big piece of land. Yes. The New Com­pound is now the largest one by land area among all Chi­nese em­bassies in the world. The New Com­pound is backed by the grand Mar­galla Moun­tain in the north and faces Rawal Lake in the south, which brings us a broad view of a We must ex­press our sin­cere thanks to the Pak­istani Gov­ern­ment to pro­vide such a space for the Chi­nese Em­bassy of the China-Pak­istan friend­ship.

Be­sides, I hope you could also en­joy the beauty of this Com­pound.

The de­sign of the New Com­pound orig­i­nated the typ­i­cal Huizhou ar­chi­tec­ture style, one of the ma­jor tra­di­tional Chi­nese ar­chi­tec­ture schools. On the over­all lay­out, the New Com­pound takes the ad­van­tage of the back­ground moun­tains and stands in har­mony with the sur­round­ings. On the vis­ual ef­fect, it is sim­ple and plain with dark blue tiles and white walls. On the space uti­liza­tion, it is ra­tio­nally dis­trib­uted with rhythm. On the in­te­rior dec­o­ra­tion, it is in­clu­sive and full of cul­tural her­itages. Over­all, it is gra­cious yet cor­dial, grand yet del­i­cate. It can be re­garded as the com­bi­na­tion of tra­di­tional Chi­nese cul­ture and mod­ern de­sign. The New Com­pound will serve as a win­dow and plat­form for all our friends to have a bet­ter un­der­stand­ing of the Chi­nese cul­ture and civ­i­liza­tion.

The com­ple­tion and launch­ing of the New Com­pound is tes­ti­mony to the all-weather friend­ship be­tween China and Pak­istan. In 2008, the Pak­istani piece of land of the new diplo­matic en­clave in Is­lam­abad to the Chi­nese Em­bassy for the con­struc­tion of the New Com­pound. The Chi­nese Em­bassy also de­cided to re­turn the land, premises and an­cil­lary fa­cil­i­ties of the orig­i­nal com­pound to the Pak­istani gov­ern­ment. This ar­range­ment is based on the prin­ci­ple of rec­i­proc­ity and con­forms to the tra­di­tion of close friend­ship be­tween China and Pak­istan.

To­day, I am glad to say that on the ap­proval of the Pak­istani gov­ern­ment, the per­ma­nent ad­dress of the New Com­pound of the Chi­nese Em­bassy Road, Diplo­matic En­clave (Ex­ten­sion), Is­lam­abad”. Premier Zhou En­lai is the founder of China-Pak­istan friend­ship. He is also the great Chi­nese leader who has been deeply loved by peo­ples of our two coun­tries. We feel very proud to have the Chi­nese Em­bassy in Pak­istan lo­cated on the road named af­ter our beloved leader.

Ladies and Gen­tle­men,

On this joy­ful oc­ca­sion, we can­not help but re­call those from our two coun­tries who de­vote them­selves to the Chi­naPak­istan co­op­er­a­tion. As a Chi­nese plants the trees, the fol­low­ing gen­er­a­tions en­joy the shade”. This is ex­actly what we can learn from the con­struc­tion of the New Com­pound. The con­struc­tion of the New Com­pound takes al­most three years, dur­ing which we have al­ways en­joyed the as­sis­tance and sup­port from the Gov­ern­ments of both coun­tries and peo­ple from all walks of life. In Fe­bru­ary of this year, Chi­nese For­eign Min­is­ter Wang Yi raised the Chi­nese Na­tional Flag at this new for­mer Am­bas­sadors to Pak­istan H.E. Zhang Chunx­i­ang, H.E. Luo ZhaoHui, H.E. Liu Jian and all the other Chi­nese diplo­mats who have served in this Em­bassy spared no ef­forts for the site se­lec­tion, de­sign and con­struc­tion of the New Com­pound. Engi­neers, de­sign­ers and work­ers strived hard for the best qual­ity of the project. Many Pak­istani friends also pro­vided pre­cious sup­port and as­sis­tance in the con­struc­tion of the New Com­pound. The For­eign Min­istry, Cap­i­tal De­vel­op­ment Author­ity, po­lice and other rel­e­vant de­part­ments from Pak­istan pro­vided full sup­port for the con­struc­tion, op­er­a­tion and se­cu­rity of the New Com­pound. I’d like to take this op­por­tu­nity to ex­tend my heart­felt grat­i­tude and high re­spect to both Gov­ern­ments and all those who made con­tri­bu­tion to this project!

Ladies and gen­tle­men,

wears out stones.” The con­struc­tion of the new com­pound shows that per­se­ver­ance will be even­tu­ally paid off. The New Com­pound was just a piece of blue­print years ago, but af­ter con­tin­ued ef­forts, it is now turned into re­al­ity. I think that is also true with the de­vel­op­ment of China-Pak­istan re­la­tion­ship.

This year, Chi­nese Pres­i­dent Xi Jin­ping paid a suc­cess­ful state visit to Pak­istan. The two lead­ers made the plan for the fu­ture di­rec­tion of China-Pak­istan re­la­tion­ship to­gether. Now, the Chi­naPak­istan sub­stan­tive co­op­er­a­tion is in full swing and the con­struc­tion of China-Pak­istan Eco­nomic Cor­ri­dor main­tains a good mo­men­tum.

Belt and Road Ini­tia­tive, is based on the prin­ci­ples of broad con­sul­ta­tion, It is a cor­ri­dor that cov­ers Pak­istan It is a cor­ri­dor that com­bines the com­ple­men­tar­i­ties of both coun­tries for win-win co­op­er­a­tion and com­mon de­vel­op­ment. It is a cor­ri­dor that will help strengthen re­gional con­nec­tiv­ity and pro­mote peace, sta­bil­ity and de­vel­op­ment. China is ready to make joint ef­forts with Pak­istan in plan­ning and con­struct­ing the CPEC, so as to deepen our all-weather friend­ship and all-round co­op­er­a­tion and build up the China-Pak­istan Com­mu­nity of Shared Destiny.

The China-Pak­istan re­la­tion­ship is now faced with his­tor­i­cal op­por­tu­ni­ties. We share the same dream of achiev­ing eco­nomic growth, so­cial progress, peo­ple’s well-be­ing and na­tional peace and pros­per­ity. We are glad to see that un­der the lead­er­ship of the Pak­istani Gov­ern­ment and with the joint ef­forts of the peo­ple from all walks of life, Pak­istan has made re­mark­able achieve­ments. of China-Pak­istan re­la­tion­ship is broad and bright. We’d like to work with Pak­istan with un­remit­ting ef­forts, to trans­late the grand blue­print for­mu­lated by our lead­ers and our shared dreams into re­al­ity in the years to come.

Ladies and Gen­tle­men,

The launch­ing of the New Com­pound of the Chi­nese Em­bassy will be­come a new icon of the China-Pak­istan cre­ated by our pre­de­ces­sors, we should also en­deavor to plant more trees for our fu­ture gen­er­a­tions. Look­ing for­ward, my col­leagues and I will make all the ef­forts to pro­mote and deepen the friend­ship and co­op­er­a­tion be­tween our two coun­tries. The gate of the Chi­nese Em­bassy will be al­ways open to all Pak­istani friends as well as friends from all over the world!

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