Pakistan, China scholars emphasized forging close cultural & educational ties

By Muhammad Asif Noor | Gwadar Pro Dec 23, 2022

ISLAMABAD, Dec. 23 (Gwadar Pro)-Pakistan-China collaboration on education and cultural cooperation and exchange has shown an upward trajectory. Both countries have strong bilateral ties that have shaped the regional future by encouraging amicable dialogue and scholastic interactions. These were the remarks by the speakers during the webinar titled “China-Pakistan Educational and Cultural Cooperation under BRI,” organized by the Center for BRI and China of the Institute of Peace and Diplomatic Studies (IPDS), Pakistan and the Pakistan Research Center, Inner Mongolia Honder College of Art and Sciences, China.

The webinar aims to discuss the long-standing, strong relationship between Pakistan and China in terms of cultural and educational cooperation.

In her opening remarks, Farhat Asif, President IPDS, said that there are 7,000 Pakistani students currently studying in various universities in China.

Prof. Tang Jun, Director of the Pakistan Research Center at the Inner Mongolia Honder College of Arts and Sciences, China, said that Pakistan and China are collaborating to make the Research and Development culture and human resource an effective part of CPEC's overall progress.

Dr. Safdar Ali Shah, Director General of the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan's CPEC Cell, Dr. Xie Xiaoqing, the Director of the China University of Geosciences' China-Pakistan Economic Corridor Research Center, Dr. Ma Jianfu, Dean of the Pakistan Studies Centre at North Minzu University, Dr. Shahid Ahmad Hashmat, Former High Commissioner of Pakistan to Sri Lanka, Liaquat Ali Shah, Executive Director and Head of the Policy Division of the Centre of Excellence for the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, Dr. Guo Yaling, Director of the Pakistan Research Center at Hebei Normal University, Dr. Abdul Sattar, Director of China Study Center, Baluchistan University of Information Technology, Engineering, and Management Sciences, Pakistan, also addressed the webinar.

Many students and faculty members participated in the webinar and shared their deep interest in building strong ties.

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