|REMARKS BY H.E. MA YAOU, CONSUL GENERAL OF CHINESE CONSULATE GENERAL IN KARACHI ON "THE REWARDING CEREMONY OF CHINESE GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIP IN CONFUCIUS INSTITUTE, KARARCHI"|
Dr. Muhammad Qaiser, Vice Chancellor - Karachi University,
Principal Huang Guiping,
Professor Mansoor Ahmed,
Dear students, friends, Ladies and gentlemen,
I'm very pleased to attend today's auspicious ceremony. First of all, I would like to extend my greetings to all the students awarded Chinese government scholarship, and sincerely hope all of you would greatly benefit from learning Chinese language in times to come.
The Exemplary and uniquely tested friendship between China and Pakistan has stood by the test of changing global environment and created excellent example for strengthening of state to state relations, over the years, with the mutual hard work of both our governments and people, the bilateral relations and cooperation in all fields, especially in education, has achieved remarkable progress. Learning Chinese language has become an important approach for Pakistani people to understand China, and presently there are two Confucius Institutes in Pakistan to promote Chinese language.
This year marks the 2465th anniversary of Confucius's birth, Confucius is a great ancient Chinese ideologist, politician and educator, he founded the Chinese Confucianism and his ideology profoundly influenced China and the world, nowadays, the "Confucius institutes" named after him have spread Internationally with a total number of 465, these institutes are playing important role in promoting Chinese language in the world.
Since last year, Karachi University has enthusiastically supported the function of Confucius Institute, together with Sichuan Normal University, while Karachi University has done tremendous efforts in promoting Chinese language classes and introducing Chinese culture, which significantly facilitate the local people including all of you to learn Chinese language, on behalf of the Consulate General of China in Karachi, I would like to express my very sincere gratitude to Karachi University. Thank you!
Dear Students and Friends,
China and Pakistan are good neighbors, good friends, good brothers and good partners, under the meaningful consensus between the leaders of China and Pakistan, both governments are now working mutually to move forward on the building of "China-Pakistan Economic Corridor" and push forward the comprehensive strategic partnership, among which education, culture and youth exchange are vital parts and will influence the future of China-Pakistan relations. I hope all of you, through learning Chinese language, would understand and embrace more emotional attachment to China, and also shall actively dedicate yourselves to uphold China-Pakistan friendship, to make the foundation of China Pakistan friendship more solid and the future brilliant!
Pakistan China Friendship Zinda Bad.