China and Pakistan are enjoying strong relations in all sectors in addition to initiating China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) to raise the living standard of people.
This was stated by University of Agriculture Faisalabad Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Iqrar Ahmad Khan here Sunday while talking to Chinese experts who visited the UAF to attend the four-day teachers training workshop of trainers of all four Confucius Institute (CIs) situated in the country.
The participants also discussed the curriculum and other area of mutual concerns. The Chinese delegation was headed by Dr Yang Zhejiang, Dean CI UAF. The UAF Vice Chancellor said UAF academic ties with Chinese universities were being boosted to get benefit from each other’s experience. He said Chinese universities were proving their mettle globally in every filed.
He said the country would witness an economic turnaround that would help ensure sustainable development due to CPEC. He said food security was one of the major concerns for the globe. He lauded the steps being taken on the part of China to flourish industry and agriculture.
He said China helped Pakistan in economic, trade, infrastructure and many other sectors. He said UAF had introduced ten varieties of the mangoes that would help in issuing quality high production.
Chinese Xinjiang Agriculture University Dean Yang Zhejiang said both the countries were enjoying bilateral ties that were deeper than ocean and higher than mountains. He said CIs were being established in different institutions that would help cement the cultural ties. He said under the CI, cultural, language and cooking courses were being offered which would further help the people of both countries to come further closer. He lauded the steps being taken on the part of UAF Confucius Institute.
CI UAF Vice Chairman Dr Ashfaq Ahmad Chatha said that six Chinese language courses and cooking had been completed at the CI-UAF. “We are also working on providing six month scholarships for the students”, he added.
Prof. Dr. Zhang Daojian from National University of Modern Language, Islamabad Confucius Institute; Prof. Dr. Liu. Chengsheng from University of Punjab Confucius Institute; Prof. Dr Li Yong from University of Karachi Confucius Institute along with 35 Chinese delegation also participated in the teachers training workshop.