Remarks by Mr. Inam ul Haque.
Minister Ahsan Iqbal, Ambassador Sun Weidong, Ambassador Lu Shulin, Mr. Mohammad Amir Rana,
I am happy to have been invited to participate in the launch function of the Book You and Us – Stories of China and Pakistan organized by the Pak Institute for Peace Studies.
It is a pleasure to meet so many old friends from China visiting Pakistan, who have contributed to the Book that is being launched today.
I am particularly pleased to be present here today since the book has been compiled by an old friend Ambassador Lu Shulin. Ambassador Lu Shulin is a man of rare qualities and talents. To touch on only one of his many accomplishments, I would like to note that Ambassador Lu Shulin has mastered the Urdu language to an extent that he has written poems in Urdu. His accent is flawless and his comprehension and literary use of the language leaves people like me somewhat green with envy.
The book ‘You and Us’ is a labour of love. Ambassador Lu Shulin and those who have contributed their stories have done a signal service to the recording of the history of the development of Pak-China relations over the decades through their first hand narratives of personal experiences and unforgettable impressions.