LAHORE: Punjab University Confucius Institute and University of Okara have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in a bid to collaborate on research, literature and academic scholarship.
The Vice-Chancellor Dr Muhammad Zakria Zakar and Chinese Director of Confucius Institute Prof Liu Chensheng have signed agreement in University of Okara. Dr Shafiq-ur-Rehman and Director External Linkages Dr Syed Abdul Waheed at the University of Okara were also there.
Addressing to the ceremony, Dr Zakar commended the role of the Confucius Institute in bringing the Pakistani and the Chinese societies and cultures on equality through the exchange of research and literature of both the friendly nations. He said, "Pakistan and China are vital for each other as they have a lot to share in terms of business and human development. The academia of both the countries should engage in dialogue and discourses on certain matters of socio-cultural development". Prof Liu highly praised the VC's labors to perquisite the academic and physical infrastructure of the UO in restricted time and vowed to play his vibrant role in enabling the two societies to benefit from each other's gains.
Dr Zakria vowed that OU is going to establish a Center for Confucius Learning where the students and faculty can invite the Chinese scholars for dialogue on the matters of mutual benefit.