Pakistan's Ambassador to China Masood Khalid hosted a reception for a 100 person youth delegation at the embassy premises in Beijing.

The delegation comprising of youth and athletes, belonging to the four provinces, Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Fata and Gilgit-Baltistan is on a week-long visit to China, upon the invitation of the Chinese government.

Welcoming the delegation, Ambassador highlighted the deep friendship of Pakistan and China and the ongoing cooperation under China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). He termed education and sports to be of prime importance for the country’s progress and soft image.

"Around 22,000 Pakistani students are currently studying in China while Urdu is being taught in nine Chinese universities as well," he said.

"The secret of China’s success, being second largest economy of the world has been due to the hard work and commitment of the Chinese people and the good planning of the Chinese government."