A seminar was held to motivate the younger generation in Pakistan to learn Chinese language and know more about the brotherly country, China.
It was jointly arranged by the Confucius Institute at Punjab University and Carrer Counseling Centre, Government Graduate College Township (GC Township) Lahore. The seminar’s theme was “CPEC Opportunities For Youth”.
On the occasion, according to Gwadar Pro, Cai Jinbao, Chinese director of CIPU highlighted that it is imperative for Pakistani friends to learn Chinese as China-Pakistan exchanges are increasing day by day.
“With the progress of the second phase of CPEC, trade cooperation between China and Pakistan will continue to show the momentum of rapid development.
The growth will be accompanied by the demand for language talents, and those who master Chinese will undoubtedly gain an edge in the market.”
Cai added that in the field of culture and education, China-Pakistan cooperation is also increasing.
“Currently, five Confucius Institutes and two Confucius Classrooms have been established in Pakistan.
Combined with the scholarships provided by both governments for those who pursue further study in China, the number of Pakistani students studying in China is quite large.
Statistics in 2018 showed that Pakistan ranks third in the world in the number of international students studying in China, with a total of more than 28,000.”
In his speech, Dr. Muhammad Ljaz Butt, Principal of GC Township, lauded CPEC for its remarkable achievements in energy, transportation, ports, agriculture, health, education, environment, and other fields related to the national economy and people’s livelihood, and underlined that he was very proud to be a citizen of Pakistan.