On December 9, 2021, Li Ruohong, President of Beijing International Peace Culture Foundation,Honorary Adviser of the Pakistani government, attended 2021 Forum on Cooperation between China and Pakistan Provinces and Cities co sponsored by the Chinese people's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries and the Pakistani Embassy in China in Diaoyutai State Guesthouse.Zhang Chunxian,Vice Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, attended the Forum offline and delivered a keynote speech. Qasim Suri,Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly of Pakistan, delivered a video speech. Lin Songtian,President of the Chinese people's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries, Khalid Mansour, Minister of Pakistan China Pakistan Economic Corridor Affairs and Moin Haque, Pakistani ambassador to China attended the Forum online and delivered speeches .
Sha Zukang ,President of China Pakistan Friendship Association, Hua Chunying, Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs, the main principals of 5 provinces and 12 cities of Pakistan, the principals of 20 provinces (autonomous regions and municipalities directly under the central government) and 24 prefecture level cities of China, the directors of China Pakistan Friendship Association, all Pakistan China Friendship Association, enterprises and media representatives of the two countries, a total of about 240 people attended the Forum online and offline. Lin Yi, Vice President of the Chinese people's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries, presided over the meeting.
Zhang Chunxian, Vice Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, introduced the spirit of the Sixth Plenary Session of the 19th CPC Central Committee and put forward four suggestions on deepening friendly exchanges and mutually beneficial cooperation between local governments of the two countries: first, we should take the celebration of the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations as an opportunity to firmly promote the construction of China Pakistan Economic Corridor, translate political mutual trust into practical achievements of common development, and better benefit the two peoples; Second, we should strengthen the docking of each other's development strategies, plans and policies, vigorously promote the local governments of the two countries, especially friendly cities, to achieve mutual benefit, win-win and common development, help the Pakistan Iron Brothers get rid of poverty and achieve sustainable development of high standards and benefiting people's livelihood; Third, we should strengthen mutual learning, provide institutional and legal guarantee for China Pakistan mutually beneficial cooperation, actively create a good cooperation environment and build a solid social foundation of public opinions; Fourth, we should strengthen security cooperation, actively carry out experience sharing and cooperation in smart cities, safe cities and joint prevention and control of security, ensure the safety of the lives and interests of the two peoples, and create a reliable security environment for bilateral cooperation.
Qasim Suri, Vice Speaker of the National Assembly of Pakistan, said that the construction of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor has entered the second stage. Friendly provincial and municipal cooperation is an important starting point for the construction of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor, opening up new channels for practical exchanges and cooperation between the two countries in business, investment, education, science and technology, agriculture, technology, vocational education, humanities and other fields. It is suggested that the two sides establish direct communication channels and set up a joint working group to explore high-quality cooperation by providing policy support, financial incentives, preferential treatment and scholarships.
Lin Songtian, President of the Chinese People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries（CPAFFC）, said that CPAFFC is willing to give full play to its advantages in civil China, support China Pakistan friendly provinces and cities, take the construction of China Pakistan Economic Corridor as the traction, build a bridge for local governments of the two countries, especially friendly cities, to carry out investment attraction, promote friendly exchanges and mutually beneficial cooperation in people to people and cultural fields such as enterprises, think tanks and youth, and help win-win cooperation and common development between China and Pakistan, expand and consolidate the public opinions and social foundation of China Pakistan friendship.
Li Ruohong, President of Beijing International Peace Culture Foundation and Honorary Adviser of the Pakistani government, congratulated the successful holding of this meeting. Chen Weijun, executive vice chairman of the people's Government of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, He Jinping, vice governor of Henan Province, Zhao Haishan, vice governor of Hubei Province, Xing Chunning, deputy director of the Standing Committee of Jiangsu Provincial People's Congress, Abdul Bisanjiu, chief minister of Balochistan province, Murad Shah, chief Minister of Sindh province, Sadar Buzdar, chief minister of Punjab province, Mosin Mostak, Permanent Secretary of Pakistan's Inter Provincial Coordination Department, attended the forum and delivered keynote speeches.
The guests focused on the theme of "win-win cooperation and common development", reached broad consensus on promoting the construction of a closer China Pakistan community of shared destiny, and agreed to issue the Joint Declaration on win-win cooperation and common development between China and Pakistan.
All participants warmly look forward to strengthening strategic docking, realizing complementary advantages and common development, working together to transform the traditional friendship implanted in the hearts of the people of China and Pakistan into practical achievements benefiting the two peoples, transform the advantages of all-weather strategic partners into advantages of mutual benefit, win-win and common development, and strengthen exchanges and cooperation in infrastructure, industry, science and technology, education , vocational training and other fields.
At the Forum, Shenyang and Karachi City, Zhengzhou botanical garden and Ayyub National Park signed friendly agreements respectively, Qinghai Province and Cape Province, Zhengzhou City and Quetta City, Pingdingshan City and Multan City, Xining city and Peshawar City, Dongying City and Gujeranwara City, Sanjiangyuan National Park and lasuhanla National Park, Qinghai Lake and Kenhar Lake signed letters of friendly intent respectively.