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Sahiwal, Bahawalpur declared sister cities of Chinese cities

Sahiwal, Bahawalpur declared sister cities of Chinese cities
September 22, 2023 Web Desk

LAHORE (92 News) - Sahiwal and Bahawalpur have been declared as sister cities of Chinese cities Wuzhong and Zhang Wei during the visit of Punjab Caretaker Chief Minister Syed Mohsin Naqvi.

Agreements in this regard were signed between the governments of Punjab and the Ningxia province.

The signing ceremony took place in Yinchuan, the capital of Ningxia province, with Minister for Industry and Agriculture SM Tanvir representing the Punjab government. The ceremony was attended by provincial ministers Azfar Ali Nasir and Ibrahim Hasan Murad, as well as Secretary Finance Mujahid Sherdil, alongside senior officials from Ningxia.

The agreements are aimed at fostering strong and friendly ties between Bahawalpur, Sahiwal, and their Chinese counterparts. Under the terms of the agreement, mutual understanding and collaboration will be promoted through the exchange of delegations and cooperation efforts.

Additionally, the sister cities will extend support to each other across various sectors, including the fields of economy, trade, science, and technology. Furthermore, senior officials and line departments from these sister cities will share expertise and engage in reciprocal visits to strengthen these amicable relations.

Chief Minister Mohsin Naqvi welcomed the agreements and recognized their significance in the context of Pakistan-China relations. He conveyed his gratitude to the party secretary and senior officials of Ningxia, highlighting these agreements as pivotal milestones in enhancing and promoting bilateral relations between the two provinces. He also emphasized that the people of Punjab will reap the benefits of these agreements.