Pak, China sign pro­gramme of cul­tural agree­ment

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Pak­istan and China signed Ex­ec­u­tive Pro­gramme of Cul­tural Agree­ment for fur­ther con­sol­i­dat­ing cul­tural re­la­tions and pro­mot­ing peo­ple-to-peo­ple contacts be­tween the two states.

Min­is­ter of State for In­for­ma­tion, Broad­cast­ing, Na­tional His­tory and Lit­er­ary Her­itage, Mar­riyum Au­rangzeb and Chi­nese Min­is­ter of Cul­ture Luo Shugang signed the agree­ment on be­half of their re­spec­tive coun­tries. Am­bas­sador of Pak­istan to China and se­nior of­fi­cials of both the coun­tries were also present on the oc­ca­sion..

A In her meet­ing with the Chi­nese Min­is­ter of Cul­ture be­fore the sign­ing cer­e­mony, the Min­is­ter of State said that the re­la­tions be­tween the iron broth­ers and strate­gic part­ners were deeper than oceans and higher than moun­tains and were based on mu­tual trust and re­spect.

She ex­pressed the con­fi­dence that China-Pak­istan Eco­nomic Cor­ri­dor (CPEC) would take the bi­lat­eral re­la­tions be­tween the two coun­tries to new heights.

Mar­riyum said that peo­ple of both coun­tries wanted to en­hance the cul­tural col­lab­o­ra­tion and added that Pres­i­dent Xi Jin­ping vi­sion of Belt and Road Ini­tia­tive (BRI) was a his­toric mile­stone not only for the coun­tries along the belt and road but also the re­gion and be­yond.

The MOS said that re­la­tion­ship be­tween Pak­istan and China had been fur­ther strength­ened by CPEC, a flag­ship project of BRI. She said that af­ter sign­ing the agree­ment, there was a greater re­spon­si­bil­ity on both the coun­tries to strive for time bound im­ple­men­ta­tion process. She said that dur­ing the 19th Congress of the China Com­mu­nist Party (CPC), Pres­i­dent Xi Jin­ping stressed upon cul­tural ex­changes as the fourth core com­po­nent of the BRI.

The Min­is­ter of State said that the eco­nomic co­op­er­a­tion, in­fra­struc­ture de­vel­op­ment, en­ergy projects and the peo­ple to peo­ple ex­changes would en­hance contacts and share & pro­mote the her­itage of both coun­tries.

She said that the re­la­tion­ship be­tween Pak­istan and China had been em­bed­ded into our cul­ture, adding that the Min­istry of In­for­ma­tion, Broad­cast­ing and Na­tional His­tory and Lit­er­ary Her­itage was ac­tively pur­su­ing the cul­tural contacts be­tween the two states. She in­formed her host that dur­ing the last year, CPEC Cul­tural Car­a­van was or­ga­nized from Xin­jiang to Gwadar. Chi­nese group of vis­ual artists and per­form­ing arts also par­tic­i­pated.

She ob­served that today agree­ment would trans­late into ex­ten­sive cul­tural contacts be­tween the two coun­tries and also im­part sus­tain­abil­ity to the cul­tural ties.

 The Min­is­ter of State pro­posed mu­tual pho­tog­ra­phy ex­hi­bi­tion at the PakChina Na­tional Cul­ture Cen­ter in Is­lam­abad w had al­ready been es­tab­lished and also the grant of cul­tural schol­ar­ship to stu­dents in uni­ver­si­ties. She also pro­posed to es­tab­lish a FM Ra­dio with an ac­cess along the CPEC route in Pak­istan.

Mar­riyum Au­rangzeb par­tic­u­larly men­tioned the Chi­nese Cul­tural Coun­selor in Pak­istan who made this agree­ment a re­al­ity.

Chi­nese Min­is­ter for Cul­ture Luo Su­gang wel­comed the min­is­ter and her del­e­ga­tion and said that China and Pak­istan had spe­cial re­la­tions and friendly bonds par­tic­u­larly af­ter the visit of Pres­i­dent Xi Jin­ping to Pak­istan in 2015.

In cul­ture, both the coun­tries shared pro­gres­sive re­la­tions and would en­rich cul­tural re­la­tion­ship in fu­ture.


Chair­man Board of In­vest­ment, Naeem Y. Za­min­dar in a meet­ing with Pet­ter Furberg- EVP Emerg­ing Asian/Chair­man Te­lenor Pak­istan Board along with del­e­ga­tion at Board of In­vest­ment.

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