China to Train Pakistani Youth for CPEC
Mr. Muhammad Usman Dar, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Youth Affairs, called on H.E. Mr. Yao Jing, Ambassador of People’s Republic of China to Pakistan, to explore various opportunities for youth development. H.E. Mr. Yao Jing congratulated Mr. Muhammad Usman Dar on his nomination as a Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Youth Affairs, and hoped that with his guidance and support both China and Pakistan can work together for tangible results in youth development. He shed light on various Chinese initiatives for the development of the social sector in Pakistan, including an exchange programme for Pakistani youth and scholarships by the Chinese Government and universities for Pakistani students. He briefed on the establishment of a proposed vocational training center under CPEC for the training of Pakistani youth in high-tech industry skills as per the need for CPEC projects. Mr. Yao Jing also apprised the SAPM on Youth Affairs that skill development in Pakistan is one of the top priorities of the Chinese government. In this regard, it was discussed that a modern center of excellence for skill training may be established in Islamabad. Moreover, he proposed the introduction of the China Pakistan Exchanges Program for the promotion of vocational training among Pakistani youth. Mr. Muhammad Usman Dar thanked the Ambassador for his country’s initiatives for the development of the social sector, especially its bulging youth through skill development, scholarships and exchange programmes.