Pakistan confers award on Chinese envoy

January 3rd, 2009 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS  

Islamabad, Jan 3 (Xinhua) Pakistan Saturday conferred the prestigious civilian award Hilal-e-Quaid-e-Azam on the Chinese envoy here.Pakistan’s President Asif Ali Zardari gave the award to Chinese diplomat Luo Zhaohui at a ceremony held at the President’s House Saturday.

“As Ambassador of China to Pakistan, Luo Zhaohui has contributed significantly to further enhancing and deepening of the relations between Pakistan and China,” a statement issued by the President’s House said.

“He has exhibited profound commitment to consolidate the multi-faceted cooperative partnership between the two countries. He is a good friend of Pakistan. With his understanding of South Asian affairs, he was instrumental in promoting Pakistan-China relations,” it said.

For his services, he was earlier honoured with the Sitara-i-Quaid-i-Azam award in 2007.

Luo thanked the Pakistani government for conferring the prestigious award on him.

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