PR No.141 Ambassador Masood Khalid and Cultural Minister Luo Shugang agree to expand people-to-people exchanges and cultural ties Islamabad: March 16, 2017

Mr. Masood Khalid, Ambassador of Pakistan to China met Minister for Culture Mr. Luo Shugang on Tuesday, 14 March 2017 at the Ministry of Culture. The meeting was held with traditional warmth and cordiality, says a press release received here today from Beijing, China.

During the meeting, the importance of people-to-people contacts and cultural connectivity between Pakistan and China was highlighted. Ambassador Masood Khalid said that cultural interaction between Pakistan and China has increased in recent years with exchange of cultural troupes, youth delegations and interaction of intellectuals. Currently 18,000 Pakistanis are studying various disciplines at Chinese Universities and form an important bridge between the people of Pakistan and China.

Cultural Minister Luo Shugang said that cultural exchanges between Pakistan and China have seen new heights in recent years both in quality and quantity. He thanked the Government of Pakistan for its support in the establishment of China Cultural Center in Islamabad. It was agreed to intensify cultural cooperation and people-to-people contacts between the two countries.