President Mamnoon Hussain has stated that China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) will go a long way in benefitting not only Pakistan and China but will also bring economic dividends for all countries of the region.
The President said this while hosting a dinner in the honour of 21 member KKH Chinese delegation here at Aiwan-e-Sadr on Friday. The Chinese delegation was headed by former Chinese Consul General in Pakistan Mr. Tang Mengsheng.
Welcoming the Chinese delegation, the President stated that the foundation for this time tested friendship was laid by the great Chinese people who contributed in the construction of KKH 40 years back and who are today present amongst us. The President lauded the role of the delegation members in the construction of Karakorum Highway adding that their services will always be remembered.
The President appreciated the services of Mr. Tang Mengsheng as the Consul General of China in Pakistan and also commended the contribution of Mrs. Kong Julan, wife of Mr. Tang Mengsheng, in compiling Chinese to Urdu dictionary and is now working on Urdu to Chinese dictionary.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Tang Mengsheng thanked the President for warm hospitality extended during their visit. Some members of the Chinese delegation emotionally recollected their fond memories and experiences of the 1970s while they were constructing the KKH.