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China expresses condolences over death of Pakistan's former foreign minister

Source: Xinhua | 2024-01-05
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China expresses condolences over death of Pakistan's former foreign minister

BEIJING, Jan. 4 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin expressed deep condolences on Thursday over the passing of Pakistan's former foreign minister Sartaj Aziz, hailing his outstanding contribution to China-Pakistan relations.

Aziz, also former finance minister and adviser to the prime minister on foreign affairs, passed away in Islamabad on Tuesday.

"Mr. Aziz was a seasoned politician, strategist and economic expert of Pakistan, and an old and good friend of the Chinese people," Wang said at a regular news briefing.

Wang said that Aziz was dedicated to the prosperity of Pakistan, worked hard and passionately to promote China-Pakistan relations, and made outstanding contributions to China-Pakistan friendly cooperation, especially the launch and construction of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.

"We express our deep condolences over the passing of Mr. Aziz and sincere sympathies to his family," the spokesperson said.  

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