‘Skill development in Pakistan among China’s top priorities’

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ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Youth Affairs Usman Dar called on Ambassador of China to Pakistan Yao Jing to explore various opportunities for youth development.

Yao Jing congratulated Usman Dar on his nomination as a Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Youth Affairs and hoped that with his guidance and support, both China and Pakistan can work together for tangible results in youth development.

He shed light on various Chinese initiatives for the development of the social sector in Pakistan, including exchange programme for Pakistani youth and scholarships by the Chinese government and universities for Pakistani students.

He briefed on the establishment of proposed vocational training center under CPEC for the training of Pakistani youth in high-tech industry skills as per the need of CPEC projects.

Yao Jing also apprised the special assistant that skill development in Pakistan is one of the top priorities of the Chinese government. In this regard, it was discussed that a modern center of excellence for skill training may be established in Islamabad. Moreover, he proposed the introduction of China-Pakistan exchange programs for the promotion of vocational training among Pakistani youth.

Usman Dar thanked the ambassador for his country’s initiatives for the development of Pakistan’s social sector, especially its bulging youth, through skill development, scholarships, and exchange programmes.

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