Pakistan Consul General in Guangzhou, Dr. Diyar Khan has said that the novel coronavirus was not going to affect the trade and other exchanges between China and Pakistan.
China is our close friend and partner. We have a time-tested relationship. It’s an all-weather friendship. Our people feel for each other. Therefore, we do not regard the new crown epidemic as an event that disengages us, but instead focus on what we can do to help our friends in need, he added.
He said that Pakistan’s leadership contacted the Chinese leadership shortly after the new coronavirus broke out and added, our senate passed a resolution to express solidarity with China.
We admire the effective measures taken by Chinese leaders to curb and control the spread of the new crown, and we believe that the virus will soon be defeated, he added.
To a question regarding, Pakistani expatriates who wanted to return home, he said that the Pakistani nationals of the consular district had been asked to stay where they were, remain calm, take all necessary precautions and have confidence in the Chinese government and its health department.
He said that the Chinese authorities were not only taking measures to protect Pakistani citizens, but they were providing all facilities and support in case of any problems.
We are glad that our consulate is calmly and courageously responding to the current situation, he added.
He pointed out that some of Pakistanis also volunteered to contribute to the Chinese government’s front-line efforts in Hubei and other provinces.