Beijing, 20 May 2022 (TDI): Pakistan’s national pavilions (both offline and online) will be set up in Beijing and on the popular Chinese social media platform TikTok to showcase Pakistan’s high-quality products in both the offline and online markets in China.

The agreement was signed between Moin ul Haque, Pakistan’s Ambassador to China, and Lu Hongjun, President of the China Asian Economic Development Association Urban Cooperation Committee (CAEDA- UCC).

He praised CAEDA’s proactive role in strengthening bilateral trade ties and promoting Pakistan’s high-quality products in both offline and online markets in China.

The Ambassador of Pakistan reaffirmed CAEDA’s commitment to completing the proposed pavilions as soon as possible.

Pakistan’s official also voiced his belief that the proposed Pakistani national pavilions in Beijing and on TikTok will serve as potential platforms for promoting trade, commercial expansion, cultural promotion, and people-to-people exchanges between the two iron brothers.

“Pakistan has signed a letter of cooperation with the Chinese business association to construct Pakistan’s online pavilion on TikTok. Which is a highly popular Chinese social media site fostering trade links with a lot of nations,” Ambassador Moin added.

Lu Hongjun expressed gratitude to the Ambassador for his unwavering support for the establishment of Pakistan’s national pavilions and the promotion of trade connections between the two nations.

The Ambassador of Pakistan moreover stated that the online pavilion, which is the first national pavilion of any country on TikTok will aid in the promotion of Pakistani products in China.

According to Ambassador Moin, trade between our two countries will grow at a rapid pace in the next years. “China is Pakistan’s largest trading partner already.

We experienced a record increase in Pakistani exports to China last year in different sectors. Among them agro, food, leather, and textile items are now quite popular in China,” he added.

“We expect our bilateral trade to reach $24 billion this year, which is the largest level ever. Pakistan’s exports to China to reach $3.4 billion, which is also a record,” he added.

Pakistan’s Ambassador expressed optimism that these platforms, which already have millions of followers and are widely used for purchasing in China, will be a great way to promote our culture and exports.

Finally, Ambassador Moin and President Lu signed a Letter of Cooperation to legally start the process of establishing Pakistani national pavilions in China.