In a bid to showcase Pakistan’s soft image through the country’s handicrafts, textiles and other indigenous items, Pakistan Craft Exhibition held at the Chinese embassy here on Sunday.
Federal Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Azam Khan Swati inaugurated the craft exhibition while ambassador of China Yao Jing delivered a welcome address on the occasion.
Embassy of China in collaboration with Handicraft Association of Pakistan (HAP) had organized the exhibition.
More than fifty stalls from all over the country displayed their products and did a good business throughout the day attracting local as well as foreign customers.
While addressing on the event after formally cutting the ribbon, Azam Khan Swati said Pakistani products had great potential across the world and by marketing them intelligently, we can export them to the world in great quantity.
Besides winning good number of customers, Pakistani handicraft can also promote soft image of the country for the historic as well as indigenous value, he said.
Azam Khan Swati paid rich tributes to the Ambassador of China for doing a great service to Pakistan. “It goes to the credit of Ambassador of Yao Jing to contribute to the handicraft market of Pakistan by organizing this exhibition at his embassy’s premises,” said Azam Swati.
He said Pakistani craftsmen and craftswomen were cultural ambassadors of the country and contributed towards promoting Pakistan’s cultural diplomacy through marketing their products.
He said under the leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan Pakistan’s economy is transforming and the country is marching on the path of progress and prosperity.
In his welcome address, Ambassador Yao Jing said indigenous products of a country are reflective of its cultural, historic and traditional wealth. Pakistan he said is rich in its handicraft products and can earn millions in foreign exchange by its proper marketing.
He said relations between China and Pakistan were exemplary and both the countries are now entering into a new phase of relations i.e. from economic to cultural and people-to-people relations.
The ambassador said Pakistan handicrafts were famous worldwide and both countries can cooperate in this particular sector.
Ambassador Yaqo Jing congratulated the handicrafts association for holding the mega event at the premises of the Chinese embassy.
He assured that the embassy would continue to supporting such events even in the coming days.
President of the HAP, Fahad Barlas expressed his gratitude to Ambassador of China for organizing the exhibition at the Chinese embassy and extending much-valued support to this event.
Handicraft Association of Pakistan he said has been organizing such exhibitions throughout the country and promoting Pakistan’s soft image through these events.