Islamabad: Pakistan’s Ambassador to China, Masood Khan has said that Pakistan is very keen to expand its links with China in the field of education and to increase the exchange of students and teachers between the two countries, says a press release received here today from Chengdu.
He said this while talking to Xie Heping, President, Sichuan University here this morning. Masood Khan said the leaders of both the countries are paying close attention to enhance people-to-people contact, particularly building stronger ties in the field of education.
The Ambassador thanked President Xie for housing a Pakistan Study Centre in this elite Chinese university and for providing an excellent environment to the Pakistani students studying there.
Xie praised the close friendship between Pakistan and China and offered to provide more scholarships to the Pakistani students.
Ambassador Khan also visited the Pakistan Study Center and met its Director and professors. He discussed with them matters relating to the Center and urged the scholars to further strengthen relations between the two countries through their commitment and hard work.
He said that Pakistan Study Centre should be a hub of research on Pakistan, guiding Chinese academicians and investors to find new opportunities in the country while working towards transmitting the friendship between the two countries to the younger generation. Later, the Ambassador addressed the students of the University.
During his address, Ambassador Khan highlighted various aspects of Pakistan-China friendship with particular reference to the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations being celebrated by both the countries this year, while apprising the students of the basic tenets of Pakistan’s foreign policy.
The students took keen interest in the lecture and asked the Ambassador a number of questions on Pakistan-China relations as well as regional and international situation.
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