PM-Envoys-Address--2--ISLAMABA

PM-Envoys-Address--2--ISLAMABA

(Pakistan Point News - APP - 3rd August, 2016) The Prime Minister said relations with China had gained more importance with the launch of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), which was an economic game-changer for the region. The CPEC would also benefit Iran, Afghanistan and Central Asia, and would result in regional prosperity, he added. He said Pakistan would continue to make efforts for Afghanistan's stability and peace.

"The world must know that Pakistan will never allow its soil to be used by terrorists against any other country," he said. The Prime Minister asked the ambassadors to use their offices in promoting Pakistan's positive image abroad. "Introducing the green passport as a symbol of respect and honour will be your real success," he said and expressed the confidence that they would consider their responsibilities as a sacred mission.

The envoys, who attended the conference, included Jalil Abbas Jilani (Washington), Masood Khalid (Beijing), Abdul Basit (New Delhi), Dr Maleeha Lodhi (United Nations, New York), Ayesha Riyaz (Vienna), Naghmana Hashmi (Brussels/European Union), Abrar Hussain (Afghanistan), Tehmina Janjua (UN/Geneva) and Qazi Khalilullah (Moscow). Defence Minister Khwaja Asif, Prime Minister's Advisor's on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz, Special Assistant Tariq Fatemi senior officials of the Foreign Ministry also attended the moot.