BEIJING: Pakistan Foreign Service Academy and China Foreign Affairs Studies University signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to further enhance cooperation in research, academic exchanges and training of young diplomats here on Tuesday.
Pakistan Ambassador to China, Masood Khalid and President, China Foreign Affairs Studies University, Qin Yaqing signed the memorandum.
Speaking on the occasion, Ambassador Khalid expressed the confidence that both the sides would jointly work to further enhance their cooperation in fields of research, training, academic interaction and academic exchanges.
He said both the institutions enjoyed deep rooted friendly relations and informed that Pakistan’s young diplomats were sent to learn Chinese language, culture and history in this university.
He informed that at present, five Pakistani diplomats were getting training here and added, “Every year, new officers join this university for training.”
He said cooperation between the two brotherly countries in the field of education and science and technology had increased manifold after the signing of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) framework.
At present, around 22,000 Pakistani students were presently studying medicines and natural sciences in China. Under the language and culture programmes, different provinces had also sent students on scholarship to learn Chinese language. Urdu was also being taught in eight Chinese universities Ambassador Khalid hoped that the cooperation between the two friendly countries would further grow in future.