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Pakistan embassy charity bazaar held in Beijing / by Gong Jie, May 30, 2016 Adjust font size:

Ambassador Masood Khalid addressing the gathering at the charity bazaar organized by the Pakistan Embassy in Beijing on May 28 2016. [Photo by Gong Jie/]

A one-day charity bazaar was held to celebrate the 65th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Pakistan by the Pakistan Embassy in Beijing on May 28. Qian Wei, the spouse of Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, delivered a speech at the opening ceremony.

Qian said that the two countries have enjoyed a unique friendship for the past 65 years and have worked together to establish a strategic cooperative partnership.

“The charity bazaar held by the Pakistan Embassy today is a reminder to us that every time China encounters natural disasters and other difficulties, Pakistan is always there to provide timely assistance,” said Qian.

She said that the Chinese government and the Chinese people will never forget the assistance provided by Pakistan when Wenchuan and Yushu were hit by devastating earthquakes.

She also gave congratulations and thanks from Foreign Minister Wang Yi to the Pakistan Embassy.

“As part of the 65th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Pakistan and China, the charity bazaar will benefit elderly people in Beijing, ” said Ambassador Masood Khalid.

He said that the colorful stalls and musical performances organized for the event were meant to showcase Pakistan's culture, traditions, handicrafts, garments, and cuisine. He said that the objective was to make a humble contribution to the care of the elderly by supporting the Longzhen Service Centre in Beijing.

He also thanked the donor companies who had generously donated to the event.

The bazaar was attended by a large number of Chinese citizens and members of the diplomatic corps who showed a keen interest in Pakistani culture, handicrafts and food. The donations and funds raised through the event will be sent to Longzhen Elderly Care Service Center.

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