LAHORE, June 9 (APP): Pak-China Joint Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCJCCI) founder and presdient Shah Faisal Afridi has proposed setting up Pak-China Cultural Streets both in Pakistan and China to pave the way for Pak-China Cultural Corridor. Talking to a 12-member Chinese delegation, headed by Ms Ling Yaqing, Secretary General, Worldwide Business Culture Exchange Centre China, he reiterated that creation of Pak-China Cultural Corridor was a pre-requisite for sustainable success of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and One-Belt One-Road (OBOR) project, says a press release issued here on Tuesday. Shah Faisal Afridi observed that Pak-China collaboration on cultural aspects would not only strengthen the friendly relationship, but it would also strengthen the economic relations on long-term basis. He promised to advocate the idea of Pak-China Cultural Corridor under a systematic culture exchange programme.
He said both the governments should think about establishing specialised Pak-China Cultural Streets in major cities of the two countries. Earlier, President PJCCI Wang Zihai, in his address of welcome, said that cultural exchange between Pakistan and China would enhance mutual understanding between people and add fresh insight to broaden the horizons of people. The leader of the Chinese cultural delegation, Ms Ling Yaqing, while exchanging her views with PCJCCI officer-bearers, said that her vision was to endorse culture exchange and harmony initiatives as an active player in the success of One Belt One Road plan and more specifically CPEC. She informed that Currently 18,000 Pakistanis were studying in various disciplines at Chinese Universities and these students form an important bridge between the people of Pakistan and China.