The guests take a group photo at the launch ceremony of the Micro Video Series II of "Foreign Heads of States on the Great Wall." Photo: Courtesy of the Pakistani Embassy in China
The Great Wall marks an abiding symbol of China's cultural heritage, resilience, and timeless spirit of its people, said Pakistani Ambassador to China Khalil Hashmi as he gave a speech at the launch of the Micro Video Series II, "Foreign Heads of States on the Great Wall," on Tuesday in Beijing.
Li Li, director general of Beijing Diplomatic Service, Liu Yutong, counsellor of the Information Department of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China, and 12 diplomatic envoys to China from eight countries including Zambia, Chile, and Pakistan attended the event.
Pakistani Ambassador to China Khalil Hashmi delivers a speech at the event. Photo: Courtesy of the Pakistani Embassy in China
Ambassador Hashmi underscored the deep-rooted historical and cultural connections between Pakistan and China by referring to the Ranikot Fort as Pakistan's Great Wall.
He emphasized the need for further collaboration and mutual exchanges to showcase heritage, architecture, culture, and the arts. Ambassador Hashmi also expressed a willingness to invite the creators of the Micro Video series to explore Pakistan's architectural and cultural heritage and utilize them to foster deeper bonds between the people of Pakistan and China.
Alfred Likokoto Sililo, Minister Counsellor at Embassy of Zambia to China, in his address, commended the cultural meaning of the extraordinary Great Wall of China. He emphasized that the Great Wall is a bridge that has connected other countries and cultures, and is a symbol of resilience and creativity of the Chinese people.
After the launch ceremony, the guests also climbed the Badaling Great Wall extension to experience its magnificence amid a snowy winter view. This extension, is the new opening area this year and preserves the original style which has a distinctive construction compared with previously opened part of the Badaling Great Wall.
Starting from December 12, the Micro Video Series II of "Foreign Heads of States on the Great Wall" will be launched, airing an episode a day on domestic and international mainstream websites.
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