Pakistan Food and Cultural Festival held at Langfang, China

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BEIJING, AUG 13 /DNA/ – Pakistan Embassy, Beijing organized a Food and Cultural Festival at the state-of-the-art Silk Road Art and Cultural Centre in the city of  Langfang, an hour drive from Beijing,  to celebrate the 75th Independence Anniversary of Pakistan. 
The two-day festival is aimed to showcase Pakistan’s rich history, beautiful landscapes, cultural heritage, products, arts & crafts, literature, and traditional food. 
The opening ceremony was attended by over 300 people including Chinese dignitaries, government officials, business executives, members of the diplomatic corps, media representatives and Pakistani community.
Speaking on the occasion, Ambassador Moin ul Haque  stated that 75th Anniversary of Independence was a historic milestone for Pakistan which is today the 5th largest nation of 220 million hard working, talented and enterprising people. He  highlighted the strengths of Pakistan as an investment and tourist destination and invited people of China to visit Pakistan next year being celebrated as Year of Tourism Exchanges.
The Ambassador also spoke in length about the special friendship and iron brotherhood between China and Pakistan which is time tested and timeless. He hoped this festival would help in promoting cultural cooperation and people to people exchanges between the two countries.
A number of activities are being organized as a part of this festival, including cultural performances,  display of Pakistani products and handicrafts, photo exhibition, children games, and famous Pakistani dishes. A special children art activity to make a large painting symbolizing China-Pakistan friendship was held on the occasion. A Virtual Reality Booth offered virtual tours of Lahore Fort and Lake Saif ul Malook . Two famous movies  ‘Parvez hai Janoon ‘ and animated movie ‘Allahyar and legends of Markhor’ are also being shown at the Festival.