ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: China and Pakistan artists’ joint performance enthralled audience at Gala performance titled “Rhythm of Liaohai” at the auditorium of Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA) in Islamabad.
The event was hosted by Cultural office of the People’s Republic of China in Pakistan and Cultural Department of Liaoning Province, China, and conducted by China Cultural Centre and PNCA.
The Minister of State for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Marriyum Aurangzeb was the chief guest on the occasion.
The newly appointed Ambassador of China to Pakistan Yao Jing, Cultural Consular of Embassy of China You Yi, Deputy Director China Cultural Centre Li Shou and Director General PNCA Syed Jamal Shah attended the event.
Speaking on the occasion, Ambassador of China while welcoming the audience in the cultural show, said that China and Pakistan were all-weather strategic partners and had always been maintaining good friendly relations, adding, China accorded importance to its diplomatic relations with Pakistan.
The Chinese envoy expressed the confidence that the two countries would further strengthen bilateral cooperation under China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project.
Both China and Pakistan keeping in view their mutual interest would work together to bring further development and prosperity for the people of two countries.
The Director General PNCA Syed Jamal Shah welcomed the newly appointed Ambassador of China to PNCA.
Jamal Shah said PNCA and Cultural Department of China Embassy had many cultural collaborations and working for further strengthening cultural ties of the two friendly countries.
It was a joint performance by Pakistan and China artists celebrating Pak-China Friendship before the Chinese New Year celebrations at PNCA.
The artists performed number of traditional dances from China and Pakistan with folk songs.
The Chinese artists also performed acrobatic “Spring Buds” and “hands and Minds” on the occasion and got big applause from the audience at jam packed PNCA Auditorium.
They also performed on Ensemble dance: Yangge, Auspicious Omen, Colours, Solo Folk songs, Ensemble songs, Capriccio of the old garden, solo singing performance and traditional dance of man ethnic group.
The PNCA artists performed on Cholistan, Balti and Bhangra dances and got big applause from the audience.