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PR No. 155 AMBASSADOR MASOOD KHALID STRESSES THE IMPORTANCE OF ACHIEVING A LASTING PEACE FOR THE PROSPERITY OF HUMANITY ON INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE Islamabad: 21th September 2017

A Peace Festival 2017 was held on 21 September 2017 in Beijing to celebrate the international day of Peace declared by the United Nations. The event was organized by China World Peace Foundation, in collaboration with UNESCO and Beijing International Peace Culture Foundation. The theme of the event was “Building People-to-People Bonds and Promoting Peace’’ says a press release received from Beijing here today.

Speaking on the occasion, Ambassador Masood Khalid highlighted the importance of lasting peace for the growth of humanity. He mentioned that there is an urgent need to address the root causes of present day conflicts. He advised young people to take the lead by shunning violence, extremism and by promoting dialogue and peaceful resolution of issues. He added that humanity needs peace not merely at this time but peace for all times. Citing the example of Pakistan and China who are “all weather strategic cooperative partners”, Ambassador said that relationship of the two countries is a perfect model for peaceful co-existence.

On this occasion, The President of China-Pakistan Friendship Association and former Under Secretary General of the UN Ambassador Sha Zukang said that efforts must be made to achieve a world where humanity is respected. He added that China loves peace and the One Belt One Road Initiative will make great contribution towards world’s peace and prosperity.

The event was attended by Ambassadors, Chinese officials, UNESCO representative, academics and students from Pakistan Embassy College Beijing.

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