BEIJING: A 24-member Pakistan Cultural Troupe arrived here Friday to perform at 10th Asian Arts Festival in Zhengzhou. Speaking at the Beijing Capital International Airport with media, the leader of the cultural troupe, Deputy Secretary (Culture) Abdul Sattar Khokhar said that besides taking part in the Asian Arts Festival, the troupe will also perform here in Beijing on September 21.
Khokhar pointed out that Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani has given directive that first ever Pakistan Culture Centre in foreign country to be established in Beijing. He said that in this connection he will hold preliminary talks with Ambassador Masood Khan. ‘We have brought with us the message of peace, love and harmony for our Chinese Friends”, he said.
He expressed the hope that the performance of our troupe will be appreciated by the Chinese audience. Khokhar further said that with the visit of our cultural troupe the already existing strong relations between Pakistan and China will further be cemented.
According to the organizers of the Festival 19 troupes from difference countries and regions will present their performance on the occasion. The Festival will be organized between September 25 to October 10 in Zhengzhou.
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