LAHORE : (APP) A two-day international cultural conference was inaugurated here on Wednesday under the auspices of of the Punjab government, Australian High Commissioner, the Urban Unit and City and District Government, Lahore .
Speaking on the occasion, Minister for Education Rana Mashhood Ahmad Khan briefed the audience about the economic development of the country and the increasing interest among investors from the UK, Australia and Turkey among others.
Later on, president of the conference, Peter Mousaferiadis, the founder of cultural infusion Australia, highlighted the power of arts and culture in building communication, understanding and peace.
He paid tribute to the late Abdul Sattar Edhi , famous social worker and founder of Edhi Foundation.
Abdullah Khan Sumbal highlighted the tourism potential of Lahore and the security concerns that hamper the growth of the tourism industry.
Speaking on the occasion, Vibeke Jenson of UNESCO representative of Pakistan talked about the importance of cultural places in sustainable development goal agenda. She also highlighted the importance of teaching children about cultural diversity, engaging young people in protecting and transmitting the cultural heritage of Pakistan.
The session concluded with the address of Ms Margaret Adamson, the high commissioner of Australia.