Islamabad: President Mamnoon Hussain on Thursday honored Chinese Ambassador Sun Weidong with Hilal-e-Pakistan, civil award, for his services to bring both the countries closer.
During the award ceremony top civil and military officials including Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal were also present.
Sun Weidong last month paid farewell calls to National Assembly Speaker Ayaz Sadiq and Chief of the Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa.
Sun Weidong in his meeting with Ayaz Sadiq had said during his stay in Pakistan, he has found Pakistanis friendly, peace-loving and resilient who have withstood the test of time. He assured Speaker that he would keep on portraying true image of Pakistan during his next diplomatic assignment.
During his meeting with the army chief, the ambassador acknowledged and appreciated Pakistan Army’s contributions for peace and stability in the region and pledged to keep working for better relations between two friendly countries.