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The opening ceremony of three days Chinese Paintings Exhibition titled "Oriental Lingering Charm" held in Pakistan China Friendship Center Islamabad on Tuesday to celebrate 6o years of Pakistan China Friendship.
The cultural event was jointly organized by the Chinese Embassy, Pakistan Ministry of Foreign Affairs, China Cultural Heritage Foundation and Pakistan National Council of the Arts.
Chinese Ambassador Liu Jian and senior officials from Pakistan's Foreign Ministry, Tauqeer Nasir, Director of PNCA, officials of Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Chinese citizens, former diplomats, prominent personalities, students and people every walk of life attended the Art exhibition that will continue for next 2 days.
The event started with the opening ceremony where in a documentary highlighting the achievements of Chinese Cultural Heritage Foundation was shown to the visitors.
Ambassador Liu Jian commenting on the exhibition said that Chinese paintings exhibition will boost people to people exchange. He further said that both the countries are celebrating the 60years of diplomatic relations and such cultural shows are part of big of friendly celebrations. Both Pakistan and China are strategic partners and it was ripe time that they are put into practice, Ambassador Liu Jian added. He said that China wishes to enhance cooperation with Pakistan in all fields and promises.
Art work depicting various shades and colours of Chinese life was unique and attractive event. Such Art exhibitions would help to bring the artists and creative people of the two friendly countries more close, Najma a visiting art student told Nihao-Salam.
Chairman Chinese Cultural Heritage Foundation Geng Ying said Art exhibition will help to pave way for exchange of Artists and creative people between Pakistan and China.
Geng Ying is leading a 40-member cultural delegation to Pakistan. She is the Chairperson and Secretary General of the China Cultural Heritage Foundation (CCHF) and the daughter of late Geng Biao, former Chinese Vice Premier and Ambassador to Pakistan.
Geng Ying is a staunch supporter of Pakistan-China relations and her visit would play a pivotal role in increasing people-to-people contact between the two nations. This visit is part of the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Pakistan and China.
Deeply influenced by the Chinese culture and art, she specializes in Chinese painting. She created many masterpieces, such as "Princess Wencheng Entering Tibet", "Wen-Chi's Captivity and Return", "Red Berries grow in the southern land", "Bodhisattva at Ease" and "Torrent at the Three Gorges.