By Masood Sattar Khan in
News & Features Services)
Member National Assembly (MNA) Hamza Shahbaz Sharif, alongwith the 15-member delegation of young parliamentarians, was warmly welcomed by Vice Minister of International Department of Communist Party of
China (CPC), Chen
Fengxiang, in Beijing.
Welcoming the delegation at the CPC headquarters, Chen Fengxiang stressed the need for long-term regular and institutionalized party relations between the two countries. Both sides agreed to further strengthen and deepen party to party relations and exchanges at the party level. It was also discussed how both parties can benefit from each other’s experiences for improving the capacity of political parties.
The visit is a consequence of the MoU signed between the two countries during Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s official visit to
China in July
last year. The Pakistan Muslim League (N) delegation is being led by Party
Secretary General, Zafar Iqbal Jhagra also visited China in September last
year. The CPC delegation also carried out reciprocal visit to Pakistan in
Febraury this year.
Hamza Shahbaz Sharif, at a luncheon hosted by Ambassador Masood Khalid at the Pakistan House in
said that the visit provided an opportunity to both sides to discuss further
strengthening of party relations between the two countries and share experience
about the formation and structure of political parties in the two countries.
Highlighting the time tested, all weather friendship he said that this was a very special trip to a
China with which we have
cooperation and convergence in all areas. He also visited the metro orange line
in Beijing to experience and observe the Beijing transportation
The delegation activities started from
the capital city of Sichuan
province where the delegation visited the grass roots organization of CPC ‘CPC
Primary Unit.’ They also visited the Pakistan
study center at the and held in
depth discussion on formation, structure and capacity building of political
parties in each other’s countries. Sichuan
The delegation comprised Muhammad Junaid Anwar Chaudhry, Mohammad Hamza Shahbaz Sharif, Marvi Memon, Jam Kamal Khan, Dr Darshan, Tariq Fazal Chaudhry, Mohsin Shah Nawaz Ranjha, Muhammad Tallal Chaudhry, Mariyum Aurangzeb, Saud Majeed, Mohammad Khurram Gulfam, Qazi Adnan Fareed.