BTBU held Establishment Ceremony of “Pakistan Study Center of Science & Technology and Economy at BTBU” and “International Seminar on China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and Scientific & Technological Cooperation” on 30th November at Fucheng Campus. Prof. Tan Xiangyong, BTBU Chairman of Board, Mr. Wang Qinglin, Deputy Director General of CAST Department of International Affairs, Mr. Shozab Abbas, Counsellor of Embassy of Islamic Republic of Pakistan in Beijing, attended the conference and launched Pakistan Study Center of Science & Technology and Economy at BTBU together. The Establishment Ceremony was chaired by Ms. Liu Ying, Director of BTBU International Office.
On behalf of BTBU, Prof. Tan Xiangyong delivered the welcome speech. He said that the establishment of Pakistan Center of Science & Technology and Economy at BTBU was significant and would have its long positive impact. BTBU emphasizes on the communication and cooperation with Pakistan universities. There have been 21 Pakistan students studying in BTBU from 2013. The university will facilitate the development of Pakistan Study Center at BTBU. With the efforts of every part --- we can together provide very supportive consultation and service relating to science and technology and economy, facilitate the transfer of technology between the two countries, promote the non-governmental exchange, and thereby accelerate the development of the innovative and open economy of both countries, and create a bright future for the cooperation between China and Pakistan in science, technology and other areas.
Mr. Shozab Abbas, Counsellor of Embassy of Islamic Republic of Pakistan in Beijing, expressed warm congratulations to the establishment of the Pakistan Study Center at BTBU and introduced the history of China Pakistan Relations. He said that the friendship between China and Pakistan had experienced the test of history. With the great development of China’s economy, the country now could help other developing countries. He hoped that the establishment of the center will play an important role in the communication between the two countries.
Mr. Wang Qinglin, Deputy Director General of CAST Department of International Affairs, set a high value and recognition to the establishment of the Pakistan Study Center of Science & Technology and Economy at BTBU. He expected that the scientific communities of two countries could accelerate the all-round cooperation under the frame of “The Belt and Road Initiatives”, and create the friendly partnership to benefit both sides, and complementary to each other.
After the establishment ceremony, International Seminar on China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and Scientific & Technological Cooperation was held. The seminar was chaired by Prof. Zhang Zhengping, Chairman of BTBU School of Economics. Mr. Liu Jianxing, Deputy Director of International Cooperation Center of National Development and Reform Commission, Prof. Chen Yongjun, Deputy Dean of Institute of China’s Economic Reform & Development, Renmin University, Prof. Zhang Xiaotang, Director of BTBU Personnel Department, Assistant Prof. Kashif Hussain Mangi, Pakistan Quaid-e-Awam University of Engineering, Science & Technology, Mr. Tariq Aziz, PhD in BTBU Food Science and Engineering gave the presentations during the session respectively.
Dr. Luo Yubo, Deputy Dean of BTBU School of Economics chaired the free discussion session. Mr. Sun Zhanlei, Director of Eco-Agriculture and Food Safety Forum for the Belt and Road Contact Department, Dr. Di Yuna and Associate Prof. Zhu Zhenrong from BTBU School of Economics had discussions during the session.
The establishment of Pakistan Study Center of Science & Technology and Economy at BTBU reflects that BTBU has been actively involved in China’s “One Belt One Road” strategy. Currently, the center has been approved by CAST “One Belt One Road” Pakistan technological issue study center project, and it is believed that the center will become a characteristic in the major of International Trade at BTBU.
Mr. Navid Hassan Khan, Education Attache of Embassy of Islamic Republic of Pakistan in Beijing, Ms. He Wei, Director of CAST Bilateral Exchange Bureau, Department of International Affairs, Ms. Ling Feng, International Coordinator of CAST Bilateral Cooperation Bureau, Department of International Affairs, Ms. Feng Jun, Chairman of HuaDa Brothers Investment Management (Beijing) Co.,Ltd. Prof. Wang Xiaoyi, Director of BTBU President’s Office, Ms. Zhang Chunping, Director of BTBU Publicity Department, Mr. Kang Zhiyong, Deputy Director of BTBU BTBU Department of Science & Technology, Ms. He Dongmeng, Deputy Director of BTBU International Office, Prof. Guo Xinmei, Deputy Dean of BTBU School of Economics, all members of BTBU International Office, teachers and students from BTBU School of Economics, BTBU overseas students attended the conference.