Islamabad, May 12, 2012 (PPI-OT): A 100 member delegation of All China Youth Federation visited Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry and exchanged views with Young Entrepreneurs Forum of ICCI for further strengthening the bilateral relations between Pakistan and China.
Addressing the gathering, Mr. Wan Xuejun, Deputy Secretary General of All China Youth Federation said that Chinese youth has great love and friendship for Pakistan. He said many young industrialists of China were part of Chinese Youth delegation and they have come to Pakistan to explore avenues of partnerships and joint ventures with Pakistani youngsters. He said such exchanges of youth will enhance the love between the people of two countries.
He said Karakoram Highway, Chashma Nuclear Power Plants, Taxila Heavy Mechanical Complex were some of the good examples of the strong and brotherly relations between Pakistan and China. He said bilateral trade between Pakistan and China has reached US$ 10-billion and hoped that exchange of such youth delegations will help in further enhancing trade between the two countries. He said 3 Chinese volunteers would teach Chinese language to Pakistani students in Numal University.
Speaking on the occasion, Shaban Khalid, Chairman, ICCI Young Entrepreneurs Forum said that Pak-China friendship was exemplary in the world and withstood all tests of time. He said China has always provided immediate support to Pakistan in every moment of difficulty which shows its warm feelings for Pakistan. He said Pakistani entrepreneurs always prefer to learn from their Chinese counterparts.
Shaban Khalid said that Pakistan and China have tremendous scope for mutual cooperation in various fields, especially in energy, exploration of mineral resources, telecommunication and infrastructure development. He stressed that it was the right time to promote more interactions between the youth of both countries for sharing business ideas, knowledge, expertise and further strengthening bilateral economic relations.
He also gave a detailed presentation on the activities of ICCI Young Entrepreneurs Forum and said that YEF was playing an active role to serve the causes of the youth in Pakistan. He also desired more collaboration between All China Youth Federation and ICCI Young Entrepreneurs Forum that will help in bringing youth of both countries closer.
Mr. Muhammad Anwar Sheikh, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Finance, Government of Pakistan also addressed the meeting and hoped that such direct interactions between the youth of Pakistan and China will lay a strong foundation for promoting lasting friendly relations between the two countries. Mr. Shahid Zaman Shinwari, Acting President of ICCI also thanked Chinese delegation for visiting Chamber.
At this occasion, Chinese delegation sang a song they had prepared to share their feelings of love for Pakistan. The song reflected upon the friendship between the countries which cannot be weakened by any force.
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