Pakistan fosters culture of peace with neighbours: PM


ISLAMABAD, Apr 14 (APP): Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz
Sharif Friday while stressing the need for resolving conflicts amicably said Pakistan endeavours to foster a culture of peace and explore all avenues of cooperation with neighbours.
“This is not the time for fuelling ideological warfare or fermenting divisions,” the Prime Minister said in his address at the launch of Urdu edition of President Xi Jinping’s book “Governance in China”, here at the PM Office.
The Prime Minister said, “Now we have this historic opportunity to address apprehensions of our neighbours, to practice non-interference, to build confidence and to use all instruments of diplomacy to resolve conflicts peacefully.”
Multilateral institutions like the United Nations should play a more active role to eliminate poverty worldwide,  empower people and  fight the distant and emerging situations, he added.
Prime Minister Sharif said, “President Xi demonstrates how important it is to forge peaceful relations as a precursor for strong economic ties between neighbours, within regions and across continents.”
He said China’s concept of peaceful development envisages secure prosperous and friendly neighbourhood.
This, he said, coincides with Pakistan’s own endeavours to foster a culture of peace and of regional and international relations that avoids strife and explores all avenues of cooperation.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said, “We must share and propagate success and that should be the spirit of our times.”
He said President Xi was China’s great leader and a steadfast friend of Pakistan.
He mentioned that President Xi’s book was not just about high politics, but dwelled on moving stories of common man, hard work and family values.
He said the peaceful development of China had stimulated peaceful rise of world, adding that President Xi’s book was as much about Chinese and a global dream.
The Prime Minister said, “we learn how China transformed itself, that puts ahead people needs full and modernizes its economy and governance besides leading a revolution of information technology.
He said the book captured rejuvenation of the Chinese nation and giving details how the Chinese experience of governance was unique and also had universal applications too.
He said it was a lesson for other nations as well to build themselves with inherent national characteristics. APP/Hamza/mka