（中外新闻社 中外新闻网记者 班晓旭 魏炯才）2022年8月13日，应巴基斯坦驻华大使莫因•哈克阁下邀请，中外新闻社总裁韦燕等高层在河北廊坊丝绸之路国际交流中心出席庆祝巴基斯坦75周年独立日系列活动--巴基斯坦文化和美食节。联合国前副秘书长、中国巴基斯坦友好协会会长沙祖康出席并致辞。
On August 13, 2022, at the invitation of the Ambassador of Pakistan to China H.E. Mr. Moin UI Haque, President of Home and Abroad News Press Mrs. Wei Yan and other senior executives attended the celebration event of the 75th anniversary of Pakistan's Independence Day at the Silk Road International Exchange Center in Langfang, Hebei Province, including the Pakistan Culture and Food Festival. Mr. Sha Zukang, the former Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations and President of the China-Pakistan Friendship Association, attended the event and delivered a speech.
Mr. Sha Zukang spoke highly of the relationship between China and Pakistan in his speech. China and Pakistan have established a deep friendship. The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor is an important pilot project of the “Belt and Road Initiative”. Since its launch in 2013, it has maintained a positive development momentum. China will work together with the Pakistan to fully implement the consensus reached by the leaders of the two countries, firmly promote the construction of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, and on the basis of well-constructed and operated existing projects, further focusing on cooperation in the fields of society, people's livelihood, industry and agriculture.
At the opening ceremony of the Pakistan Culture and Food Festival, Ambassador Moin UI Haque said that the “International Culture and Tourism Week Serial Activities - "Pakistan Culture and Food Festival", co-hosted by the Pakistani Embassy in China and the Silk Road International Art Exchange Center, is officially opened in Langfang, Hebei Province today. Through the programs here, people can deeply experience Pakistani culture and art as well as the delicious Pakistani cuisines. This cultural and food festival will present different Pakistani elements, including Pakistani culture, food, art, handicrafts, landscapes, literature and art, tourism, movies, etc. There will also be a special VR experience on site.
August 14th is Pakistan Independence Day. On August 14, 1947, Pakistan declared its independence from the British long-held Indian Empire and officially broke away from British jurisdiction.
We saw that it was crowded with people at the Culture and Food Festival, many Pakistani friends in China and Chinese families came here. A lot of shows and programs for precious jade, jewelry, exquisite Kashmiri scarves, national costumes as well as precious Urdu books, landscape photos attracted many visitors during the event.
Of course, the most popular is the food street in the venue. The Pakistani-style lamb was extremely liked by all people, and the Pakistani home-style dish "Curry Chicken Rice" greatly increased our appetite. If you are not satisfied, you may try the Pakistan traditional food fried soybeans, which is guaranteed to give you a completely different tasting experience.
The Culture and Food Festival also arranged wonderful Pakistani singing and dancing performances to entertain all guests. The artists touched the hearts of the audience with their superb skills and their love for Chinese and Pakistani culture. It is worth noting that children have become the main visitors of this Pakistani Culture and Food Festival. It is hoped that the China-Pakistan friendship, which is "higher than the mountains, deeper than the sea, sweeter than honey, and harder than steel", can take root in the hearts of children and be passed down from generation to generation.