Pak Gandhara to be showcased at Beijing’s Palace Museum: Pak envoy



Hopefully we will kick start this year a very important exhibition on Pakistan’s Gandhara in the Beijing’s Palace Museum.” Pakistani Ambassador to China Moin ul Haque told China Economic Net (CEN) in an interview.

Stressing the great potential of China-Pakistan cooperation in the tourism and cultural industries, the envoy informed CEN that a list of activities has been shared between the two countries, adding that the events will “include [cultural] exhibitions and … visits from China [to Pakistan] by tour operators.”

The Gandhara art exhibition is also mentioned in a February joint statement between China and Pakistan. As per the statement, the two sides will “further expand cooperation for the conservation and presentation of heritage and artefacts of the two countries.”

In recent years, China and Pakistan have beefed up cooperation in the tourism and cultural industries. Two Pakistan animated films, for example, hit Chinese theatres last year, with The Donkey King becoming the best-performing Pakistan film in China.

The same year, an MoU on tourism cooperation was signed to further boost bilateral tourism exchanges.—INP


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