China, Pakistan sign memorandum on translation, publication of classics
Pakistan’s connectivity, economic security policies to bear regional dividends: Moeed
BEIJING, China and Pakistan signed a memorandum on translation and publication of classics on Tuesday, in an effort to give fresh impetus to cultural and people-to-people exchanges between the two countries.
Zhang Jianchun, deputy secretary of the Communist Party’s propaganda department and Mrs. Nausheen Amjad, Secretary National Heritage and Culture Department, on behalf of both parties,signed on the memorandum, according to Chinese media on Wednesday.
The two sides agreed to publish 50 classics, deemed to be the most classic, important and top-rated in the two countries in the next five years, with the joint efforts of experts in culture and publication from both sides.
It is also part of the activities to mark the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between China and Pakistan.
This is the second memorandum of such kind China signed with an Asian country, following the one signed with Singapore on December 8, 2020.
Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) on National Security Division and Strategic Policy Planning Dr Moeed Yusuf Wednesday said Pakistan’s vision of connectivity and economic security would bring dividends to the region and the partner countries.
Addressing the 8th Advisory Board Meeting of the National Security Committee the SAPM said Pakistan was on a path to become a global economic hub and aimed to become a melting pot of competing global economic interests, said a press release.
While chairing the meeting, SAPM Dr Moeed Yusuf said under the economic security model, instead of the conventional geo-strategic lens, Pakistan focused to leverage its geo-economic position by partnering with the world.
“We are looking for economic partnerships and provide avenues for investment,” said the SAPM
Speaking on the regional connectivity issue, the SAPM Dr Moeed Yusuf said Pakistan because of its geo-economic location had the potential to serve as a regional pivot and become a hub of trade and economic activities.
He directed the participants to come up with implementable proposals which would set the country on the path to achieve economic security.