“Pakistan Students Forum” held in Beijing

Islamabad, March 11, 2019 (PPI-OT): The Embassy of Pakistan, Beijing held the first ever “Pakistan Students Forum” at the embassy on 10th March, 2019. Around 400 students, including a large number of female students, from 42 universities in China participated in the event. The session started with recitation from the Holy Quran followed by patriotic rendition of national anthem by the participants, says a press release received here today from Beijing. Welcoming the students, the Ambassador of Pakistan Masood Khalid lauded their performance and appreciated their efforts and role in positive projection of Pakistan through academic and cultural pursuits.

Mentioning that over 25,000 Pakistani students’ community is the third largest in China and it is also the top recipient of Chinese scholarships, Ambassador described it as a manifestation of growing cooperation in Educations Sector. He highlighted the importance present government was giving to education and said that educational cooperation was now an important component of bilateral ties between Pakistan and China. The Ambassador also referred to CPEC, which has opened up new opportunities for job creation and skill development of our youth.

Ambassador termed the students as an asset for Pakistan and urged them to work hard and observe unity in their ranks to be effective goodwill ambassadors of Pakistan in China. Earlier officers of the Pakistan Embassy gave detailed presentations on the status of current cooperation between Pakistan and China in educational, scientific, and cultural fields. The presentation on Consular and Community Services being rendered by the Embassy were also part of the programme. The students actively participated in the interactive session and appreciated Embassy’s outreach efforts in providing an opportunity for sharing their views on various aspects of Student life in China.

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