Pakistan

BEIJING – Yao Jing has been appointed as new Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan, the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed on Thursday.

Jing – who has served as envoy to Afghanistan – will soon assume his new assignment. He has also served as Minister Counsellor in India from 2013-2015.

He will replace Mr. Sun Weidong who is paying farewell calls before winding up of his term in the country.

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Mr. Weidong has a momentous contribution in forging bilateral ties between the two countries. It would not be an exaggeration to say that the outgoing Ambassador is one of the architects of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and its successful implementation.

The Chinese ministry of foreign affairs statement added that “China and Pakistan are all-weather strategic partners and have always been maintaining good friendly relations”.

“China accords importance to its diplomatic relations with Pakistan,” it added.

Mr. Ying’s appointment will further strengthen bilateral cooperation under China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) framework, according to the ministry.