On August 19th, Tan Zuojun, member of the Standing Committee of the Provincial Party Committee and Secretary of the Municipal Party Committee, and Tan Chengxu, deputy secretary of the Municipal Party Committee and mayor, met with a delegation led by Chairman of the Senate Sadiq Sanjrani of Pakistan in Dalian. Han Fangming, deputy director of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, and Liu Gang, vice chairman of the Dalian Municipal PCC, attended the meeting.
Tan Zuojun and Tan Chengxu welcomed Sanjrani’s visit and briefed on the economic and social development of Dalian. Tan Zuoyu said that as an important port city in northern China, Dalian's development has benefited from the opening up and it will further increase its opening up and accelerate the establishment of a new open economy system in accordance with the decision-making and arrangements of the Party Central Committee and the State Council.
China-Pakistan traditional friendship has a solid foundation and a broad prospect for friendly cooperation. Dalian will thoroughly implement the Belt and Road Initiative and promote friendly exchanges and cooperation with Pakistani cities to contribute to the in-depth development of China-Pakistan friendship.
Sadiq Sanjrani expressed gratitude to the Dalian people for their warm reception and expressed their admiration for the rapid development of Dalian. After visiting Dalian Planning Exhibition Center and Dalian Port, he congratulated Dalian on its remarkable development achievements. He also hoped to promote the friendly cooperation between Dalian and Gwadar, a port city of Pakistan, through this visit and learn from Dalian's development experience.