8 Chinese Universities teaching Urdu language in China

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8 Chinese Universities teaching Urdu language in China

*ISLAMABAD:* Chinese Ambassador Yao Jing, on Friday stressed that Pakistan and China are working together to promote people-to-people connectivity between the two countries by establishing study centres.

Speaking at the event of UN-Chinese Language Day as the chief guest, Yao Jing said the promotion of Chinese language in Pakistan is the new stage of cooperation between the two countries, since language is the most important means for communication, cooperation and connectivity.

“In China, there are eight universities working to promote Urdu and12 Pakistan-study centres working to promote the mutual understanding between the two countries,” he said.

He congratulated the Pakistan-China Institute (PCI) under the leadership of Senator Mushahid Hussain Sayed, on the efforts the think-tank platform has made to promote the bilateral relationship between Pakistan and China.

“To commemorate the efforts of the institute, on behalf of the Chinese government, we will take 30 Chinese language trainers from PCI to China to promote further cooperation,” he said.

The function was organised by PCI at the Pakistan Institute of Parliamentary Services, Islamabad.