On a seminar hosted by the Institute of International Relations and Media Research (IIRMR) on Sunday, a quite interesting group of Chinese diplomats and Pakistani academics subscribe to the conclusions of the recently finished 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC).
They underlined the need to tap new diversity into Pak-China relations as well as CPEC and hailed the induction of new corridors including health corridor, industrial corridor, digital corridor, and green corridor.
Shedding light on new opportunities while discussing the impacts of the 20th CPC National Congress on Pak-China relations, Chinese Consul General Lahore Zhao Shiren said that the people of Pakistan are real stakeholders besides the government and Chinese leadership is ready to work jointly with every segment of society to let CPEC fortunes trickle down to grass route level.
Mr. Zhao stressed that 2023 is to be marked as a year of China-Pakistan Year of Tourism and Exchange. The Gandhara Art Exhibition will be held at the Palace Museum in Beijing to showcase Pakistan’s diverse culture and long history of interaction with China.
With the gradual resumption of direct flight operation with more frequency, people-to-people exchanges between the two countries will become more active, he added.