Pakistan and China’s ironclad friendship highlighted at gala performance

By Shafqat Ali | Gwadar Pro Jan 15, 2022

ISLAMABAD, January 15: A special gala performance organized and produced by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of China and the Embassy of China in Pakistan was telecast through Subha Se Agay (after the morning), one of the most followed morning shows of HUM news. 

Zhang Xu, Vice Minister of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of China, delivered a passionate speech at the beginning of the performance.

Zhang Xu comprehensively reviewed the great achievements of practical bilateral cooperation in culture and tourism since the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Pakistan, and expressed his sincere expectations for further strengthening and deepening China-Pakistan cultural exchanges and cooperation, and extended his sincere greetings to the people of Pakistan.

He stressed that China and Pakistan are good neighbors, good partners, good friends and good brothers. Since 1951, no matter how the international arena evolves, the bilateral friendship has always been firm and unbreakable. 

Over the past 70 years, China-Pakistan cultural and tourism exchanges and cooperation have been very fruitful. Both countries signed 14 executive programs on culture, tourism, literature, heritage, art, youth and education.

Chinese performing arts troupes have made several visits to Pakistan for Happy New Year celebrations year by year, and warmly welcomed in Pakistan. With strong support of Pakistan, China Cultural Center in Pakistan has become an important window for the Pakistani people to know more about Chinese culture and society.  

It is pertinent to mention that the performance has been widely spread and highly praised, and the special program released online by HUM TV's official Facebook received over 60 thousand likes and over one million views in one single day.

Zhang Heqing, Cultural Counselor of the Chinese Embassy in Pakistan, the Cultural Office of the Chinese Embassy in Pakistan and China Cultural Center in Pakistan also posted the performance simultaneous on Twitter and Facebook accounts.

The Gala Performance consisted of 7 classic works of art from China and Pakistan, covering Peking Opera, violin concerto percussion, ballet, song, etc., perfectly highlighting the ironclad friendship between the two countries and bringing a successful end to the series of celebration activities for the year 2021.

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