Islamabad (February 25, 2018): Minister of State for Information Marriyum Aurangzeb says China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) will ensure prosperity and development in the region.
Speaking on the inaugural ceremony of CPEC Cultural Caravan Festival in Islamabad on Sunday, she said that Pak-China friendship is based on mutual respect and love and is a wonderful part of our history.
She appreciated PNCA management’s efforts to conduct the festival and artists for their commendable performance.
She said former Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has taken initiative to launch this mega project for bright future of coming generations of the country.
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She said Cultural agreement signed between the two countries is a unique agreement and will ensure exchange of experiences in several sectors. She said Pakistan will take part in Shanghai Film Festival. She said that CPEC is a way of cultural harmony between the two countries.
She said that the Film and Broadcasting policy will be announced tomorrow.
Earlier, Speaking on the occasion, Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Yao Jing said that China Pakistan Economic Corridor is a way to establish people to people contacts between the two countries.He said his government is keen to start CPEC Scholarship, CPEC Training and several programs with Pakistan.
He said that both governments of Pakistan and China are taking bold measures for the success of the mega project.
The Minister of State said CPEC will be successful very soon.
She said the cultural agreement signed between Pakistan and China will ensure enhanced coordination between Press and Publication. She said research, technology exchange, capacity building, research scholarships and exchange of higher education are also part of the agreement.Marriyum Aurangzeb said for the first time in the history Pakistan films will be exhibited in Chinese Cinemas. She said strengthening of cultural infrastructure, film Industry and broadcasting is main objectives of the Film and Cultural policy. She said financial allocation and incentives are also included in the policy.
She said the artists of both countries are ambassadors of Pakistan for its image building. She said they are projecting Pakistan as a progressive and peaceful country internationally.
She said democracy is imperative for freedom of expression for artists and journalists.
She said due to the bold measures of the PML-N government peace and stability have been established in the country.