BEIJING – Pakistan Ambassador to China Masood Khalid has said that the relationship between both countries, which are all-weather strategic cooperative partners, was a perfect model for peaceful co-existence.
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He stated this while addressing an “A Peace Festival 2017” held in Beijing on September 21 to celebrate International Day of Peace, declared by the United Nations.
The event was organized by China World Peace Foundation, in collaboration with UNESCO and Beijing International Peace Culture Foundation. The theme of the event was “building people-to-people bonds and promoting peace.”
Ambassador Khalid shed light on the significance of the achieving a lasting peace for the prosperity of humanity while speaking on the event.
He stressed the need for addressing the root causes of present day conflicts. He also advised young people to take the lead by shunning violence, extremism and by promoting dialogue and peaceful resolution of issues. He added that humanity needs peace not merely at this time but peace for all times.
On this occasion, President of China-Pakistan Friendship Association and former Under Secretary General of the UN Ambassador Sha Zukang said that efforts must be made to achieve a world where humanity is respected.
He added that China loves peace and the One Belt One Road Initiative will make great contribution towards world’s peace and prosperity.
The event was attended Chinese officials, UNESCO representative, ambassadors of other countries, academics and students from Pakistan Embassy College Beijing.