ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and China mark the year 2021 as 70th anniversary of diplomatic ties between the two countries.

Pakistan and the People’s Republic of China established diplomatic ties on May 21, 1951. The year 2021 is the 70th year of strong diplomatic relations.

To formally commence the 70th anniversary celebrations, a virtual ceremony will be simultaneously held in Islamabad and Beijing on March 2.

Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi and China’s State Councillor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi will lead the ceremony on their respective sides.

Both countries will be organising a series of events throughout the year to commemorate this historic milestone in a befitting manner.

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