China and Pakistan, longstanding strategic partners, play a pivotal role in upholding fairness, and justice, and fostering global development, as affirmed by Beijing’s top diplomat in Islamabad, Ambassador Jiang Zaidong. In an insightful article, he emphasized the commitment to implementing key agreements between President Xi Jinping and Pakistani leaders, focusing on strengthening the China-Pakistan community for a shared future and advancing the high-quality development of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).
President Xi’s comprehensive overview of major-country diplomacy at the recent Central Conference on Work Relating to Foreign Affairs set the stage for the trajectory of Chinese diplomacy. Ambassador Jiang highlighted the importance of mutual learning, beneficial cooperation, and multilateral coordination with Pakistan to contribute significantly to building a shared future for humanity. The ambassador expressed eagerness to collaborate with Pakistan in enriching the practice of creating a global community with shared interests.
The Belt and Road Initiative’s flagship project, CPEC, has played a vital role in Pakistan’s economic development over the past decade. Ambassador Jiang underscored the significant contributions of CPEC and the Belt and Road Initiative to enhancing livelihoods in Pakistan. The envoy further detailed the crucial moment when President Xi and Prime Minister Anwaarul Haq Kakar reached a consensus on deepening all-weather strategic cooperation and promoting CPEC construction during the Third Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation.
Under the guidance of high-level consensuses, CPEC’s transformation into a growth-oriented, innovative, and environmentally sustainable corridor has been launched. The rapid progress of railway upgrades and highway realignment projects, coupled with concrete plans for agricultural cooperation between Pakistan and Xinjiang, underscores the commitment to fostering comprehensive development. Notably, the completion of the Rashakai SEZ Phase-I and preparations for the year-round functioning of the Khunjerab Pass mark a new phase of high-quality development for CPEC.
This advancement injects fresh momentum into building an even closer China-Pakistan community with a shared future. The commitment to consolidating, deepening, and expanding strategic cooperation underscores the resilience of the China-Pakistan relationship amid global transformations. Ambassador Jiang concluded by expressing optimism for a shared future characterized by peace, security, prosperity, and progress for the global community.