H.E. Mr. Sun Weidong, Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan visited Multan from July 10th to 11th. Ambassador Sun met with Mr. Asad Ullah Khan, Commissioner of Multan, and exchanged views on strengthening friendship and bilateral cooperation.
Ambassador Sun paid site-visits to Fatima 2x60MW Bagasse Power Plant. He encourages the Chinese companies to participate in the construction of power projects in Pakistan. The Fatima 2x60MW Bagasse Power Plant constructed by Chinese contractor is applying advanced and environment-friendly technology, which will become a high-efficiency biomass power plant and add electricity to the Pakistani grid when being completed in 2016.
Ambassador Sun visited a Chinese Cotton Ginning Company and Multan Cotton Research Station. The Chinese Company aims to build a cotton industrial chain in Multan. The Multan Cotton Research Station is part of the China-Pakistan Joint Bio-Tech Laboratory. Chinese President Xi Jinping and Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif witnessed the signing of the MoU of this Joint Laboratory in April this year. The Research Station has bred 16 cotton varieties of antivirus, heat and drought tolerant species. The Chinese side would like to seek the possibility to expand the agriculture cooperation between the two countries.
Ambassador Sun reiterated China’s support to the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, including infrastructure construction and production capacity cooperation. He also stressed on cultural and people-to-people exchanges. He said that the Chinese side will provide Chinese government scholarship for students in Multan to study in China. He is fully convinced that the deep-rooted friendship between the two countries will be passed on from generation to generation.
Ambassador Sun also visited the culture and historical sites in Multan during his tour.