Cultural exchange activities to further strengthen Pak-China relations: Chinese envoy

Cultural exchange activities to further strengthen Pak-China relations: Chinese envoy
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ISLAMABAD: A photo exhibition titled 'Chinese Stories' on intangible cultural heritage performance was held here at China Cultural Center (CCC) of Pakistan National Council of the Arts on Monday.

Ambassador of China to Pakistan Yao Jing was the chief guest on the occasion. Joint Secretary of Ministry of National History and Literary Heritage Junaid Akhlaq, Chinese embassy's Cultural Counselor and Director of CCC You Yi , student of various universities, representatives from Chinese community and people from different walks of life also attended the event.

The event was organized by embassy of China, in collaboration with Beijing Municipal Friendship Association and All Pak-China Friendship Association.

Ambassador of China Yao Jing said he believed that such activities would help promote cultural exchanges and cooperation between China and Pakistan as well as improving the understanding, respect and appreciation of the cultures from Belt and Road countries, thus advancing friendly exchanges between the people.

During the show, the audience also interacted with the heritage masters and got first-hand experiences of the atmosphere of Chinese New Year and the charm of traditional art.

Embassy of China's Cultural Counselor You Yi said Beijing, as a world famous historic and cultural city, had a long history of cultural inheritance with more than 3,000 years of city history and 800 years of capital history.

He said, in the exhibition, we hoped that the visitors would take a close look at and understand Beijing to lay a foundation for deeply carrying out bilateral exchanges in future.

Joint Secretary Ministry of National History and Literary Heritage Division Junaid Akhlaq also spoke on the occasion.

He highly appreciated the photos displayed in the exhibition and demonstration of artists on the spot.

He said those cultural exchange activities would further strengthen relations between the two friendly countries.APP/AFP

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