|Remarks by H.E. Ma Yaou on Occasion of "Happy Chinese New Year" Celebration in Confucius Institute UoK|
H.E. Vice chancellor Dr. Muhammad Qaiser,
Ladies and Gentlemen, Dear friends,
Asalam Alaikum and Good Afternoon.
I am very glad to join the "Happy Chinese New Year" Celebration today. First of all, on behalf of Chinese consulate general in Karachi, I would like to express my sincere congratulations for the New Year; warmly welcome your presence; thanks to the university for holding the celebration and the effort from all teachers and students.
The key to state-to-state relation is friendship between the people, while the friendship between the people is based on mutual understanding. Cultural exchange is the important part of the bilateral relations between china and Pakistan. Recent years, the bilateral exchange and cooperation improves continuously. This is the first time of the "Happy Chinese New Year" celebration in Karachi, through which, I wish more and more local people get to know Chinese culture and modern China.
Chinese New Year, the traditional Chinese holiday, means the passing away of winter and the upcoming of spring with everything new. 2016 is a year of monkey in China, which represents wisdom and energy in Chinese traditional culture. I believe, under the endeavor of both countries, the pragmatic cooperation and cultural exchanges will be improved in the New Year; more achievements will be made regarding CPEC construction and the bilateral relation will come to a new high.
I wish you a good health, happy family and all the best.
China-Pakistan dosti Zindabad!