With the support of the Chinese Embassy in Pakistan, an 11-member media delegation from Balochistan, a province in southwestern Pakistan, embarked on a visit to China’s capital city, Beijing, and the picturesque coastal city of Qingdao from September 18 to September 24. The visit aimed to strengthen bilateral ties between Pakistan and China, as well as foster cultural exchanges and explore opportunities for media collaboration.
The delegation, comprising journalists, editors, and media professionals, received a warm welcome from Chinese officials and media representatives upon their arrival in Beijing. The visit began with a meeting and discussion with Chinese Assistant Foreign Minister H.E. Nong Rong at the Chinese Foreign Ministry.
The meeting pointed out the path of development and provided important guidance for deepening cooperation and promoting exchanges between China and Pakistan. Furqan Rao, Incharge, China Desk, Associated Press of Pakistan (APP), highlighted that the press crops are willing to bridge the “information gap” between the people of Balochistan and the Chinese people and contribute to the high-quality development of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).
In a meeting with Pakistan’s Ambassador to China, H.E. Moin ul Haque, the delegation was briefed on bilateral relations between Pakistan and China, especially the current status of CPEC, which he described as the flagship project of the BRI and a strong symbol of Pakistan-China ties.
The media delegation appreciated China’s role in the development of Gwadar and Balochistan and said projects such as Gwadar port, hospitals, schools, and roads have greatly contributed to regional connectivity and generated employment opportunities for local people.