Islamabad - A three-day Beijing Forum-Islamabad on China-Pakistan Economic Corridor is being held from today (Tuesday) by National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) and Peking University.

It is the first overseas chapter of the prestigious Beijing Forum, being held in China since 2004 as an apex event, centered on the overarching theme of ‘Harmony of Civilizations and Prosperity for All.’ President Mamnoon Hussain will inaugurate the moot while Advisor on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz and Federal Minister for Planning, Development & Reform Ahsan Iqbal will also address the sessions.  Beijing Forum-Islamabad commemorates the 65 golden years of China-Pakistan iron friendship in a unique way, as reflected in the principle theme ‘China and Pakistan in the Community of Common Destiny for All Mankind.’

A panorama of complementary meetings, discussions and debates are set to strengthen Pakistan-China bilateral relations, said Rector NUST.

, Engineer Mohammad Asghar, at a briefing.

The Forum envisions advancing our shared knowledge landscape by bringing together experts from China, Pakistan and across the world, he said. The Forum will involve a collation of eminent statesmen, diplomats, academics, practitioners, and students to deliberate on issues such as security, trade, economy and culture. Moreover, the interactive sessions seek to shape meaningful intellectual input on subjects pertinent to China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.

It will be a three-day exercise encompassing 3 plenary sessions and 11 panel sessions on a diverse range of topics. Beijing Forum-Islamabad offers a promise for global peace, prosperity and stability. The event will also mark the launch of ‘China and Pakistan – Friends in Deed’, an exclusive publication by NUST Global Think Tank Network. The book will showcase an insightful account of vision and cherished experiences of several Chinese and Pakistanis, whose inspiring narratives will provide a glimpse of past, present and the future of ever-green China-Pakistan friendship.