FAISALABAD

Confucius Institute, a Chinese language and culture centre, has been launched at University of Agriculture Faisalabad.

A ceremony was held at the Pak China Centre on the auspicious opening occasion of the 2015 Pak-China Year of Friendly Relations.  The Institute has started working at main Campus, UAF in collaboration with the Xinjiang Agricultural University (XAU), China. It will help further cement bilateral ties with the help of language and cultural exchange programme.

China Foreign Minister H.E Wang Yi, Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Sun Weidong, National Assembly Speaker Ayaz Sadiq, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, Advisor on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz,  UAF Vice Chancellor Dr Iqrar Ahmad Khan, Chinese Dean Dr Yang Zhijiang, UAF Director External Linkages Dr Ashfaq Ahmad, Chinese Teacher Li Yuxin and office-bearers of different organisations of Pak-China friendship and prominent personalities belonging to various walks of life attended the ceremony.

Pak-China relations had broken new grounds of cooperation that took an initiative of first Confucius Institute in the province at the UAF. It would enable the people of both countries come closer through language learning and knowing the culture of each other.

After the successful completion of first Chinese Language Class, now the second class will be started from March 1, 2015 at the institute.