IPDS, Viivbook inks MoU to promote Chinese language in Pakistan

Institute of Peace and Diplomatic Studies Tuesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Viivbook to jointly launch the Chinese Language Program in Pakistani Universities.

The MoU would be offering free Chinese training courses, research and development, and promoting cultural cooperation.

The initiative would be a pilot project that begins from Bahauddin Zakariya University (BZU) and Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women University (SBBWU), Peshawar which would be expanded to all universities across the country.

The two sides aimed to work together further to expand and strengthen the cooperation. They also agreed that it was just the beginning of the long journey of cooperation between the two sides.

Farhat Asif, President of IPDS made concluding remarks in which she emphasized closer China-Pakistan cooperation. She emphasized the role of the Centre of BRI and China studies in strengthening relations and building trust between the two sides.

She stated everyone was aware of the importance of CPEC and BRI in regional development. The initiative had increased the importance of Chinese language for local population, she added.

She said therefore, the Chinese Language Program became an important initiative to learn the Chinese language.

Students, Scholars, and even any interested individual can learn the Chinese language through this project. She stressed that the two sides should continue to make efforts to strengthen the bilateral relations.

Libei Zhang, Manager Viivbook, Tianjin Hantong Educational Technology Co., Ltd said that the initiative would strengthen the ironclad brotherhood of China and Pakistan. She highlighted the close bilateral relations of the two states.

People-to-people contacts between the two states had been increasing, she added. She also highlighted the increase in cultural and student exchanges between the two sides since the launching of the CPEC.

Libei expressed gratitude to the IPDS for playing an active role in expanding China-Pakistan relations by conducting webinars.

She explained the Chinese Language Program which would help the people to know China more closely. It will help to learn Chinese culture and the Chinese language. It will improve their listening, speaking, and writing skills in the Chinese language. She also announced that a Chinese Language Competition will be held every year and the winners will get cash prizes.

Courtesy: Daily Times

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