Beijing, 13 December 2021 (TDI): An International Conference on China-Pakistan Cooperation was held in Tsinghua University, Beijing to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between Pakistan and China.

The conference was held in a hybrid format on 11-12 December 2021. The event was jointly organized by the Pakistan Cultural and Communication Centre and the International Centre for Communication Studies of Tsinghua University.

Experts from both China and Pakistan attended the hybrid event

Experts from both sides during the meeting exchanged views on deepening economic, cultural and trade ties between China and Pakistan. It was surmised during the conference that the bilateral cultural and people-to-people ties, as well as ever-increasing trade relations between China and Pakistan, have bolstered with time, heralding healthy growth of future ties.

Whilst addressing the event, Pakistan’s Ambassador to China, Moin ul Haque emphasized that Pakistan-China ties stem from mutual understanding, bilateral trust, and commonality of views on chief global challenges.

He further enunciated that the steady development of people-to-people and economic relations will ensure successful cooperation between China and Pakistan. Moreover, CPEC and the Belt and Road Initiative will become a high-quality development project due to deepened bilateral cultural cooperation.

In addition, Ambassador Moin expressed optimism about the utilization of existing bilateral mechanisms to encourage stronger relations between the research and academic institutes as well as professionals of the two countries for mutual benefit.

More than 100 participants attended the conference. They include the Ambassador of Pakistan, Moin ul Haque, Professor Peng Gang, Vice President of Tsinghua University, Li Xiguang, Director, Pakistan Cultural and Communication Centre, Dr. Shahid Hashmat, Professor Ejaz Akram and Senator Mushahid Hussain.

Moreover, intellectuals, leading experts, and representatives from several Chinese and Pakistani universities also participated in the hybrid event.

China and Pakistan celebrated 70 years of diplomatic relations, this year. The two countries are all-weather strategic partners and collaborate in a multitude of fields from defense and economy, to the health sector, education, and trade.

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