Saturday, May 13, 2017

China to support Pakistani youth to acquire latest technology: Diana Bao

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China will encourage its entrepreneurs to help the Pakistani youth to acquaint themselves with latest technology, so that they could be helping hand in implementing China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), that serves as flagship project in improving livelihood of the people.

This was stated by the Chinese ambassador’s wife Diana Bao, while speaking as a chief guest at the launching ceremony of ‘ Seeds for the future’ that was held here on Friday to send-off fifteen students from various Universities of the country to China on a two- week training in the field of information technology.

It was the third-batch of the students that was proceeding to China in collaboration with Huawei Pakistan and Higher Education Commission (HEC).

Madam Bao lauded the talents of Pakistani youth, stating that they should work as their country’s ambassador to further deepen the decades’ old deep-rooted strategic partnership between the two countries.

Chinese embassy in Pakistan, she added encouraged Chinese companies to play their role in training local labour in order to improve their skills.

She said she believed Pakistan will soon have a good number of qualified youth who could serve well at CPEC’s projects. She also spoke about One-belt-One Road’s initiative, which China has been advocating during the past four years to connect China with Asia, Middle East, Africa and Europe.

The CPEC, she added is also to link China with Pakistan in terms of policies, transformation, communications, finance and people-to-people contacts.

She expressed gratitude to Huawei Pakistan for providing the opportunity to the Pakistani students to receive latest knowledge in the field of information technology in China.

Huawei is one of World top 500 enterprises from Chinese private sector, and Huawei Pakistan has been set up in Pakistan over one decade.

Madam Diana Bao noted that Huawei in an enterprise that was shouldering social responsibility, doing charity work as well for the local community, such as donation to orphanages and schools in rural areas in Pakistan.

She said, they pay salute to Huawei for their philanthropic spirit. She hoped that the programme “seeds for the future” will work as good example of their Chinese public diplomacy.

She thanked the HEC for the support and patronage for this program, adding that the HEC has done diligent work, selecting most talented students from various universities on the basis of merit and natural talents. She wished that the students enjoy the trip to China and make progress in their study. The event was also addressed by the Huawei’s representative Du Peng and the Executive Director of HEC Dr. Arshad Ali.

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