Literary forum in Beijing marks Sino-Pak 70th anniversary

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Observer Report
Beijing

Pakistan-China Literary Forum was held in Beijing to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the diplomatic ties between the two countries and strengthen educational exchanges.

According to China Economic Net, the forum a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was singed to enhance bilateral exchanges and cooperation between intellectuals and writers of the two countries.

The MoU was signed by Dr. Yousuf Khushk, Chairman of Pakistan Academy of Letters (PAL) and Ms. Tie Ning, President of China Writers Association at Pakistan-China Literary Forum held at National Museum of Modern Chinese Literature.

Speaking on the occasion, Ahmed Farooq, Deputy Chief of Mission, Pakistan Embassy, Beijing, said that seven decades ago, the visionary leadership of Pakistan and China laid the foundation of great friendship between the two countries on the simple yet profound principles of mutual respect and mutual benefit.

“Seven decades later, this friendship has grown from strength to strength to become the all-weather iron brotherhood and a model of relationship for the rest of the world.

It was an opportune moment for both countries to celebrate joint achievements over the last seven decades and also to reaffirm our resolve and explore new avenues to expand our bilateral cooperation,” he added.

Ahmed Farooq said that the signing of the MOU between the literary organizations will provide a solid institutional basis of cooperation between the intellectuals of the two countries and hoped that it could go a long way in adding another glorious chapter in Pakistan, China.—INP

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