Chinese Ambassador reiterates strategic relationship with Pakistan

Yao Jing, Ambassador People’s Republic
of China has reiterated commitment
of his government to the strategic
relationship with Pakistan and hoped
that appointment of Federal Minister
for Economic Affairs will further
strengthen relationship between the
two countries.
He said this during meeting with
Federal Minster for Economic Affairs
Muhammad Hammad Azhar. The
Ambassador stated that priority

in the second phase is on socio-
economic sector projects, with grant

financing for direct benefit of common
man. To promote B2B relationship
for technological and industrial
development in order to augment
Pakistan’s capacity to export was
also a priority area for the Chinese
government. Establishment of
Special Economic Zones remained an
important milestone.
The Minister Muhammad Hammad
Azhar stated that the CPEC is a flagship
programme of Belt and Road initiative
which is now entering into a new

Dr Christian Turner new
British H.C. in Pakistan

Dr Christian Turner CMG has been
appointed British High Commissioner
to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan in
succession to Mr Thomas Drew CMG who
will be transferring to another Diplomatic
Service appointment.
Dr Turner will take up his appointment by
December 2019.

German Embassy joins
“Clean, Green Pakistan” drive

As Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)-led federal government has undertaken
a fascinating initiative of ‘Clean and Green Pakistan’ for combating climate
change and its adverse impacts on the environment and health, the German
Embassy in Islamabad distributed cloth bags among people and students as
an alternative to polythene shopping bags.
Since August 14, under the
Clean and Green Pakistan
campaign, polythene bags,
plastic bottles, and wrappers
for carrying food items have
been completely banned in
Islamabad.The official Twitter
account of the Embassy has
posted multiple pictures of
the staff being welcomed by
citizens at different locations
in the federal capital.

The Government of Japan has announced grant aid
worth around 560 million Japanese Yen (5.2 million
USD) to the United Nations Industrial Development

Organization (UNIDO) to support Agri-Food and Agro-
Industry Development in Pakistan’s Province of Khyber

Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan.
Notes to this effect were signed and exchanged between
Kuninori Matsuda, Ambassador of Japan to Pakistan
and Ms. Nadia Aftab, Country Representative of UNIDO.
A Grant Agreement on the details of implementation of
the project was signed and exchanged between Shigeki
Furuta, Chief Representative of Japan International
Cooperation Agency (JICA) and Ms. Nadia Aftab in the
presence of Sahibzada Muhammad Mehboob Sultan,
Federal Minister for Ministry of National Food Security
and Research.

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