Pakistan-China to enhance co-op in IT & digital economy

Staff Report

Islamabad: Hosted by Chinese Institute of Electronics (CIE), the China-Pakistan Seminar on New Generation Information Technology was held to further strengthen all-round cooperation in IT and digital economy between both countries.
According to details, the occasion, representatives of the two sides expressed their hope that with the help of the seminar, more Pakistani youths could have access to professional education and training programs in IT.
Also, joint projects and initiatives should be launched to promote exchanges between academicians and professionals in the high-tech industry between Pakistan and China.
All participants expressed the hope that both countries should further strengthen cooperation in digital economy and information industry in the future, so as to achieve win-win results.
Experts from CIE, Pakistani Embassy in China, Beijing Global Talents Exchange Association, Bahria University, and Pak-China Study & Research Center of Bahria University were present in the occasion.
As 2021 marks the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between China and Pakistan, both countries are eyeing cooperation in IT and digital economy.
It is worth mentioning that Pakistan’s Online National Pavilion was opened on China’s leading e-commerce platform (Jingdong) to enhance the Pakistani high-quality products in China and promote bilateral trade last week.
Commenting on this, Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Zhao Lijian remarked at theroutine press conference on December 28, 2021 that “We stand ready to work with Pakistan to step up cooperation on cross-border e-commerce and digital trade, facilitate more premium Pakistani specialties in entering China’s market, take real actions to promote high-quality development of bilateral economic and trade cooperation and bring more benefits to the two peoples.”