First Chinese Traditional Culture, Creative exhibition starts at PNCA

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ISLAMABAD, Apr 20 (APP):A three-day first Chinese Traditional Culture and Creative Exhibition titled “Chinese Culture IP Exhibition was” started here at Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA) on Saturday.

Federal Secretary National History and Literary Heritage Division Eng. Aamir Hasan was the chief guest in the opening ceremony of three-day exhibition.

Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Pakistan Yao Jing, Joint Secretary National History and Literary Heritage Division Syed Junaid Akhlaq, Cultural Counselor of the Embassy of People’s Republic of China and Director of China Cultural Center, Zhang Heqing, Director General PNCA Syed Jamal Shah, attended the inauguration ceremony of the exhibition.

Addressing the opening ceremony, Secretary National History and Literary Heritage Engr. Aamir Hasan said Pakistan always consider China as a closest friend and ally and China supported us on many occasion.

“We had a first cultural protocol between the two friendly countries late back in 1965 and since then we have been done many more cultural initiatives” he said.

He said an executive four-year cultural programme was initiated in 2018 and under that cultural programme numbers of initiatives have took place.

Ambassador of China to Pakistan Yao Jing said he was pleased to inaugurate first China culture and creative exhibition.

“Both Pakistan and China have long history of friendship and interactions” he said.

He said China valued the friendship with Pakistan and thanks for hospitality. He said Pakistan and China has cooperation and CPEC is part of that cooperation.

He said high level exchanges and visits of Pakistan and China leaderships gave us kind of direction and momentum for more cooperation. “I can say that in next stage of CPEC, our cultural cooperation and people to people links will be further enhanced” he said.

“Under social sector health, education, poverty alleviation, human resources developments were the major areas of next stage of CPEC Cooperation” he said. He added that today event was part of belt and road initiative between China and Pakistan.

He said Pakistan and China would cooperate for the betterment not only for our two nations but to the communities and all other nations of this region as well as for this world.

He thanked the ministry of National History and Literary Heritage and PNCA for cooperating in organizing the exhibition.

Director General PNCA Syed Jamal Shah said culture was the best possible communication. He congratulated the Embassy of China for organizing the oriented charm exhibition. He said this interaction would become very enable platform for us.

During the opening ceremony a launching ceremony of Findings stars in the desert and Chinese idiom stories in Urdu was also held. The students and performing arts group PNCA also presented Chinese and Pakistan traditional dance performances.

The Secretary National History and Literary Heritage Eng. Aamir Hasan, Ambassador of China to Pakistan and Director General PNCA also visited the stalls of traditional culture and creative art work displayed at the exhibition.