Pakistan, China sign MoU to enhance cultural ties, people-to-people exchanges

Pakistan and China have signed the bilateral Partnership to increase cultural ties and understanding between the business community and people of both sides.

The memorandum of understanding was signed by Director China Pakistan Study Centre (CPSC) Dr. Talat Shabir and Chief Executive Officer of RINSTRA Technologies Amir Jahangir, on Monday.

Speaking at the occasion, Director General (DG) Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI) Ambassador Azaz Ahmad Chaudhary said “The ISSI provides a platform for quality policy input through informed research, objective analysis and dialogue on regional and international issues affecting peace, security and development of Pakistan.

“We are confident that this partnership will create knowledge resources among the youth and the business community alike while providing strategic direction for policy makers” he said.

Chief Executive Officer RINSTRA Technologies Amir Jahangir said “In this new era of information engagement it is important to build the vocabulary and understanding around the partnerships that both Pakistan and China are striving for.

He said the partnership will also facilitate content development in Mandarin, Urdu and English.

He said that more than 60,000 Chinese expats live in Pakistan and more than 20,000 Pakistani students are studying in Chinese universities.

Pakistan exports to China stood at US$1.87 billion during 2020, he added.

Amir further said that the multibillion dollar China Pakistan Economic Corridor has strengthened China Pakistan partnership yet there is much more work required in People to People Relationship Building in Knowledge Development.

He said that RINSTRA is the outcome of the thought leadership of Dice Foundation USA’s Creative Arts and Media Initiative (DICE CAM).

The organization provides entrepreneurship opportunities to emerging and established content creators and film makers in Pakistan and beyond, he added.

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) said that RINSTRA It also has a feature for Content Competition where, more than 100 academic institutions in Pakistan are competing on various thematic areas.

The Fest feature of the application has provided some of the leading Film Festivals to partner with RINSTRA for digital viewing of their films and documentaries.

This has created an unprecedented experience for viewers in the country, he said.

Creative and independent content with premier shows and films can be accessed on RINSTRA by visiting the website http://www.rinstra.com or downloading apps from the Google Play Store and/or Apple App Store.

On the signing of the MOU Dr. Talat Shabir Director ISSI said “The memorandum of understanding underlines to build cultural, business and economic cooperation and understanding.

The partnership will also highlight China and Pakistan’s cooperation and implication for the region and the world.