Islamabad, June 20, 2019 (PPI-OT): A 4-member delegation led by Dr. Rashid Hameed, Director General Pakistan Academy of Letters is visiting China on the invitation of Chinese Writers Association on 17-21 June 2019. The delegation members include Mr. Amjad Islam Amjad, Dr. Abdul Karim Soomro and Ms. Bushra Farrukh, says a press release received here today from China. The Ambassador of Pakistan to China Mr. Masood Khalid hosted the delegation for a meeting on 18 June 2019.
Mr. Khalid briefed the delegation about Pakistan-China relations and highlighted that both countries are enhancing cooperation in the fields of arts, broadcasting, films, publications, sports, museums, people-to-people exchanges and cultural linkages. He said that an exhibition of original artefacts from Pakistan representing Gandhara Civilization was on display at the National Museum of China, Beijing.
He informed the delegation that publishing houses in Pakistan and China were being encouraged to translate and print literary classics so that the people of the two countries can appreciate each other’s rich culture. The delegation members briefed the Ambassador about their visit to China stating that they would continue to project the culture and literature of Pakistan through their cooperation with Chinese Writers Association and academics.
During their visit, the delegation would meet the Chinese writers association and academics in Beijing and Tianjin. They would also visit the famous cultural and historic sites in Beijing including the Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven and the National Museum of China, Beijing. Cooperation between the Pakistan Academy of Letters and Writers Association of China is under the Executive Programme of the Cultural Cooperation Agreement which was signed between the two countries in February 2018.
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