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Ambassador seeks intellectual support for Chinese projects’ success
Ambassador seeks intellectual support for Chinese projects’ success

LAHORE: (Wednesday, January 9, 2019): Chinese Ambassador in Pakistan Mr Yao Jing has said that there is need of intellectual support for success of Chinese projects in Pakistan and called upon PU administration and faculty members to play their role in this regard. He expressed these views during a meeting with PU Vice Chancellor Prof Niaz Ahmed at his office here on Wednesday. Chinese Consulate General Mr Long Dingbing along with his Chinese colleagues, PU Registrar Dr Muhammad Khalid Khan, Director External Linkages Prof Dr Kanwal Ameen, deans of faculties and principals were present on this occasion.

Addressing the meeting, Mr Yao Jing expressed the desire to enhance more and more bilateral relations among the academic institutions of both the countries. He also stressed the need to promote cultural and people-to-people relations between the two countries. He said that Chinese government was offering scholarships to Pakistani students for their higher education in China however, more scholarship would be provided to top students to pursue their studies in top Chinese universities. He said that China was encouraging investment and promotion of technology in Pakistan. He said that China also wanted to give more access to Pakistani products in China. He said that CPEC would play lead role in socio-economic development of Pakistan and the region. He said that Lahoris were the friendliest people and Chinese Consulate General Mr Long Dingbing was a lucky person who got posting in this city. PU VC Prof Niaz Ahmad said that PU was playing active role in promoting Pak-China relations. He said that recently, PU had granted admission to 15 Chinese students in PhD program while as many as 3,500 students had completed Chinese language course from PU Confucius Centre. He said that PU had also signed memorandums of understandings with 30 Chinese institutions to enhance collaboration in different sectors and many PU faculty members and students were visiting China. He said that PU had organized two international conferences and several seminars on China Pakistan Economic Corridor last year. Later, the PU VC presented souvenir to Chinese ambassador.