Cultural Counsellor of the Chinese Embassy Mr. Zhang Heqing said that Pakistan and china are both peace loving countries and both share ancient civilizations. He said that both countries are a model of friendship and trust for the whole world. He was expressing these views during his visits to the National University of Modern Languages (NUML) as guest of honour on the Chinese national day’s celebration ceremony held here on Monday. The ceremony was jointly organized by the Chinese department of NUML and Confucius Institute Islamabad. Dean Languages Dr. Safeer Awan, former ambassador Syed Hassan Javid, directors, faculty members and students attended the ceremony.
Mr. Zhang Heqing highlighted the sacrifices of workers who lost their lives to construct Karakorum high way linking Pakistan and China. Later, in discussion with Major General (Retd) Muhammad Jaffar, Rector NUML, the Cultural Counsellor said that NUML always took the lead to arrange such kind of activities to promote Chinese language and culture. Director General NUML Muhammad Ibrahim was also there.
He said that China Pakistan Economic Corridor will be beneficial for both the countries and second phase of the project has already kicked off. He highlighted the importance of people to people contact between both the countries. Both countries have increased number of scholarships for the students of each other countries. He lauded the role of teachers who act as a bridge between students of both countries. At the end he had expressed his pleasure for attending the event at NUML.