Pakistani President Mamnoon Hussain sent a Lunar New Year greeting to China and the Chinese people through the Pakistani Embassy in China and China.org.cn.

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Pakistani President Mamnoon Hussain

The full text is as follows:

On behalf of the Pakistani government and people, I wish to extend my best wishes and warmest congratulations to the people of China on the occasion of the Chinese New Year celebration.

As close neighbor linked by mountains and rivers, China and Pakistan have a lips-and-teeth relationship. We are Iron Brothers, all-weather strategic cooperative partners. Our friendship is higher than mountains, deeper that oceans, stronger than steels and sweeter than honey, and engaged in all-round cooperation, setting a shining example of friendly state-to-state relations.

In 2017, China played a leading role in the reform of global governance, made great progress in building a community of shared destiny with Pakistan. The success of the 19th Communist Party of China National Congress marks the rejuvenation of the Chinese nation. With the joint efforts of both sides, the construction of China Pakistan Economic Corridor has been proceeding smoothly. Pakistan-China friendship and people to people contact are firmly consolidated through frequent cultural exchange and cooperation.

I sincerely hope that under the great leadership of Chinese President Xi Jinping and the Communist Party of China, China will further flourish in the coming new year and our brotherly friendship will be further strengthened in 2018.

May the Pakistan-China friendship be everlasting and pass on from generation to generation!