Published On: Wed, Feb 7th, 2018

Pakistan, China sign cultural agreement to raise people-to-people contact

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BEIJING: Pakistan and China on Monday signed a cultural cooperation agreement that will offer opportunities for both countries to learn from each other’s heritage and culture.

“Executive Program of Cultural Cooperation for the year 2018-2021” will enhance people-to-people relations, said Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb.

She signed the agreement with Chinese minister of culture Luo Shugang in Beijing.

“The purpose of this agreement is to promote cultural exchanges; the basic determination of Belt and Road Initiative is people-to-people connectivity and our government is working on it under the framework of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, which is flagship project of this initiative,” she said.

CPEC has provided a chance to enhance cultural exchange and cooperation between the two countries, the minister said, adding that now more and more Chinese citizens are learning Urdu.

Aurangzeb said this agreement would also help to increase business opportunities, shared economic development and prosperity in the region.–Agencies


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