To celebrate the closeness of Sino-Pakistani political, economic and cultural relations, Pakistan will issue a 10-rupee coin to commemorate China’s 60th anniversary:
The decision comes within days after Pakistan began constructing an assembly plant for JF-17 fighters. These planes, expected to form the backbone of future Pakistani aerial combat fleet, are being put together with Chinese assistance.
An elated Chinese ambassador in Pakistan, Luo Zhaohui, said the 60-year old friendship between the two countries will continue in the next 600 years and for ever and future generations will benefit from this mutual cooperation, the official Xinhua reported from Islamabad.
Pakistan also celebrated the 60th anniversary of the Chinese republic by establishing a think-tank on China on Thursday. The Pakistan China Institute, as it is called, will “work in key sectors of Pakistani state and society including political parties, civil society, educational institutions, opinion leaders, media and business community,” its chairman Mushahid Hussain was quoted as saying.
[…] Pakistani minister for science and technology Muhammad Azam Khan Swati recently opened a seminar on Pakistan-China business relationship in Islamabad saying: “With this we’re celebrating the 60th anniversary of the great Chinese nation. I salute to it from the core of my heart.”
See also past CDT posts on Pakistan relations.