The Chinese Foreign Minister and State Councilor Wang Yi and Foreign Minister of Pakistan Makhdoom Shah Mehmood Qureshi jointly signed an Agreement on Higher Education.
Charge d’Affaires of the Embassy and Executive Director of the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan (HEC, PAKISTAN), jointly signed an agreement on mutual recognition of Higher Education Degrees and the Degrees between the Higher Education Commission of Islamic Republic of Pakistan and the Ministry of Education People’s Republic of China.
In previous years, China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and the Belt and Road Initiative have strengthened and promoted the deep cooperation and development of the Higher Education system.
The two countries also developed the Punjab Tianjin University of Technology (PTUT) to train the students in different fields of technology.
China-Pakistan Economic Corridor University Alliance has reinforced the system and mechanism of Higher Education for the promotion of research culture and educational activities, common educational progress, and personnel training.
In Islamabad, Wang also attended the 48th session of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation Council of Foreign Ministers (OIC-CFM) as a special guest at the invitation of Mr. Qureshi.
According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi have signed five agreements to deepen bilateral cooperation in various areas and the “iron friendship” between the two countries.
The two Ministers exchanged views on bilateral strategic, economic, and security cooperation, the COVID 19 pandemic, the situation in Ukraine, and regional and international issues of common interest.
The first agreement was signed between the Ministry of Education of China and the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan on “mutual recognition of higher education certificates and degrees”.
The Agreement between Pakistan and China on Higher Education Academic Degree will further enhance the academic exchanges. It will also boost cooperation between the two countries in the field of culture, education, science, and technology.
This cooperation will also augment the relationship and friendship between Pakistan and China.
Despite this agreement, there is no discussion about International students for their return to China. Only some students were allowed by the Chinese Government so some students got visas from the Chinese Embassy, and it’s a very positive sign from China. Students demand cheap charter flights from the Pakistani Government.
So that they may return to China easily without any hurdles. Pakistani students believe that China will overcome this pandemic. Their slogan is “Long-Live Pak-China Friendship”.