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China to provide Pak students with postgraduate scholarships

Chinese President Hu Jintao (R) and his Pakistani counterpart Asif Ali Zardari stand near their respective country's flags during a signing ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing October 15, 2008. Zardari arrived on Tuesday for his first visit to China as president, and has said he wants his four-day trip "to remind the leadership of the world how close our relationship is". Pakistan is set to usher in a series of agreements with China during the trip, highlighting Islamabad's hopes that Beijing will help it through economic and diplomatic troubles. REUTERS/David Gray (CHINA)

Islamabad [Pakistan]: China will offer scholarships to Pakistani students in the subject of cultural studies at the master’s level every year.

Chinese Cultural Counsellor You Yi revealed on Wednesday during a meeting with federal secretary of National History and Literary Heritage (NHLH) division Engineer Aamir Hasan, reports ARY News.

Speaking on the occasion, You Yi said that the Chinese government has approved the scholarships to Pakistani students and will bear all educational expenses. The scholarships will be provided to Pakistani students from the next year.

You Yi said cultural bonds between China and Pakistan are strengthening with the passage of time which is living example of everlasting friendship between the two countries.

It was also decided that Pakistan and China will join hands for promotion of cultural activities and explore more avenues of cooperation in different fields of fine arts.

Speaking on the occasion federal secretary Aamir Hassan said Pakistan and China have emerged as `Iron brothers’ due to their exemplary friendship.

He assured that the division will facilitate all efforts to promote cultural and literary relations between Pakistan and China which would bring both nations closer.(ANI)