As an important part of the "China-Pakistan Tourism Exchange Year" in 2023, the Pakistan tourism website "Discover Pakistan" (http://discoverbatie.org) was officially launched on May 22nd at the Phoenix Center in Beijing. President of Home and Abroad News Press Mrs. Wei Yanwith the Ambassador of Turkey to China H.E. Mr. İsmail Hakkı Musa, the Ambassador of Azerbaijan to China H.E. Mr. Zeynalli Akram, the Ambassador of Malaysia to China H.E. Raja Dato Nushirwan Z. A.,the Ambassador of Egypt to China H.E. Mr. Assem Hanafi, the Ambassador of Jordan to China H.E. Mr. Hussam Al Husseiniand UN government department officials were invited to the Launching Ceremony of Pakistan Tourism website "Discover Pakistan".
Minister of State for Foreign Affairs of PakistanHina Rabbani Khar delivered a video message. Shecongratulated the launch of Pakistan Tourism website "Discover Pakistan". On the occasion of the 72nd anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries, Hina stressed that the two countries have "established a unique bilateral relationship" and that Pakistan-China friendship is time-tested and solid-based. This year also marks the 10th anniversary of the "Belt and Road Initiative", and the launch of the Discover Pakistan website will help the people of both countries to explore the boundaries of each other's countries in an unprecedented way and to exchange and learn from each other's civilizations.
PakistaniAmbassador to China H.E. MoinUl Haque attended the ceremony and delivered a speech. He mentioned that the Pakistan-China all-weather strategic partnership is a reflection of history and the self-determined choice of both peoples. He further explained that the "Discover Pakistan" websiteis an ode to our special relationship with China, and the website will help strengthen humanistic exchanges in addition to providing a comprehensive guide for Chinese tourists. He said he was confident that Chinese tourists would feel at home in Pakistan, given its rich history, scenic beauty, cultural diversity and warm hospitality.
"Discover Pakistan" website includes descriptions of Pakistan's major natural and human attractions, as well as links to the official websites of major museums and shopping centers, and hotel booking interfaces. The website is concise and easy to use, allowing Chinese tourists to visit and explore the tourism potential of Pakistan.
Ambassador MoinUl Haquealso said that the event coincided with the 72nd anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries. He said this unique relationship between China and Pakistan has withstood the vicissitudes of time over the past 70 years and developed into an iron brotherhood and an all-weather strategic partnership. He praised the leaders and people of both sides for nurturing this relationship. He hoped that this newly launched website would encourage Chinese friends to travel to Pakistan where a warm welcome awaits them.
Ambassador MoinUl Haque also held round-table talks with the five ambassadors of Azerbaijan, Egypt, Jordan, Malaysia and Turkey to discuss the cultural and tourism experiences of each country and explore the paths and prospects for promoting humanistic exchanges. All ambassadors stressed that, as countries gradually emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, they should strengthen cultural exchanges and launch practical initiatives to help global tourism recover.