ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and China have signed the bilateral Partnership to increase cultural ties and understanding between the business community and people of both sides.The memorandum of understanding was signed by Director China Pakistan Study Centre (CPSC) Dr. Talat Shabir and Chief Executive Officer of RINSTRA Technologies Amir Jahangir, said a press release issued here on Monday.
The Video Content Competition on Pakistan China relationship will be launched to promote culture and trade between the two countries.
Speaking at the occasion, Director General (DG) Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI) Ambassador Azaz Ahmad Chaudhary said “The ISSI provides a platform for quality policy input through informed research, objective analysis and dialogue on regional and international issues affecting peace, security and development of Pakistan.
“We are confident that this partnership will create knowledge resources among the youth and the business community alike while providing strategic direction for policy makers” he said.
Chief Executive Officer RINSTRA Technologies Amir Jahangir said “In this new era of information engagement it is important to build the vocabulary and understanding around the partnerships that both Pakistan and China are striving for.
Amir Jahangir this cooperation between CPSC and RINSTRA will set a new benchmark for understanding around the future challenges for our international partnerships.
He said that through ‘Public diplomacy discourse’ this partnership is being signed to build better understanding among the masses and the business community in both China and Pakistan.
He said the partnership will also facilitate content development in Mandarin, Urdu and English.
He said that more than 60,000 Chinese expats live in Pakistan and more than 20,000 Pakistani students are studying in Chinese universities.
Pakistan exports to China stood at US$1.87 billion during 2020, he added.
Amir further said that the multibillion dollar China Pakistan Economic Corridor has strengthened China Pakistan partnership yet there is much more work required in People to People Relationship Building in Knowledge Development.
He said that RINSTRA is the outcome of the thought leadership of Dice Foundation USA’s Creative Arts and Media Initiative (DICE CAM).
He informed that it is part of Dice Foundation’s National Innovation Basket (NIB) program, which aims to create media as cornerstones of Pakistan’s growth strategy.
Amir said that RINSTRA is Pakistan’s first short-form digital media platform for on-demand streaming and for creation of user generated original content on iRINSTRA.
The organization provides entrepreneurship opportunities to emerging and established content creators and film makers in Pakistan and beyond, he added.