Pakistan-China Friendship Year 2011 Cultural Activities Reception & the Opening Ceremony of Chinese Culture Experience Centre was successfully held by Confucius Institute in Islamabad
On 22nd March, Pakistan-China Friendship Year 2011 Cultural Activities Reception and the Opening Ceremony of Chinese Culture Experience Centre were successfully held by the Confucius Institute in Islamabad (CII), in National University of Modern Languages. Mr. Yang Linhai-Cultural Counselor from the Chinese Embassy, Dr. Aziz- Rector of the National University of Modern Languages, Mr. Javed- Additional Secretary from the Foreign Ministry, and Mr. Zafar- CEO of Pak-China Bureau from Punjab were invited to grace the occasion. Journalists from both China and Pakistan, representative teacher and students from Roots, Nusrat Jahan, MLC & C and NUML were also present on the reception and ceremony.
2011 is considered as the Pakistan-China Friendship Year, to overview the glory and hardships faced in the past 60 years and also to promote the profound friendship between these two countries. During Primer Minister Wen Jiabao’s visit last November, Pakistani and Chinese governments drafted plans to establish wide-ranging cooperation in the areas of politics, economy and culture, the main point among which is to promote cultural exchange between the two countries. As the envoy to promote Chinese culture in Pakistan, CII has played a significant role in developing Pakistan-China friendship and promoting cultural exchange. In the friendship year, CII will make use of its own advantage as the main platform and hub for interaction in cultural and educational areas between the two countries. A series of important cultural functions will be held to deepen Pak-China diplomatic relations. This function not only serves as the inaugurating ceremony of Pak-China Friendship Year Cultural Programs by CII, but also the opening ceremony of Chinese Culture Experience Center in CII.