Newsletter: Remembering the joint condemnation of terrorist acts by Chinese and Pakistani cultural exchange envoys——Memorial meeting for Chinese teachers killed in terrorist attack at the Confucius Institute at Karachi University in Pakistan

  Xinhua News Agency, Islamabad, May 14th Newsletter: In memory of the joint condemnation of terrorist acts by the envoys of cultural exchanges between China and Pakistan - a memorial meeting for Chinese teachers killed in the terrorist attack at the Confucius Institute at the University of Karachi, Pakistan

  Xinhua News Agency reporter Jiang Chao Wang Huan

  On May 14, the hall on the first floor of the new building of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan, was solemn and solemn. More than 100 people from all walks of life in China and Pakistan participated in the memorial service for the Chinese teachers killed in the terrorist attack at the Confucius Institute at the University of Karachi hosted by the Pakistan Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

  At about 11 am, Pakistani Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, dressed in black, slowly walked into the hall and laid wreaths on the portraits of the three dead Chinese teachers together with Pang Chunxue, Charge d'Affaires of the Chinese Embassy in Pakistan. .

Afterwards, the audience stood and observed a minute's silence for the victims.

  On April 26, the Chinese teachers' shuttle bus of the Confucius Institute at the University of Karachi in Pakistan was attacked by a terrorist attack. Three Chinese teachers were killed, one Chinese teacher was injured, and many other Pakistani personnel were injured or killed.

  At the memorial meeting, photos of the three deceased Chinese teachers working hard to teach Pakistani students continued to appear on the screen, arousing the deep memory of people from all walks of life in the two countries at the scene, and deep sobbing lingered in the hall.

  On behalf of the Chinese Embassy in Pakistan, Pang Chunxue first thanked Bilawal for hosting the memorial meeting, expressed deep condolences to the victims in China and Pakistan, sincere condolences to the families of the victims and the injured, and once again expressed his inhumane terrorist act. Strong condemnation and outrage.

  Pang Chunxue said that the Confucius Institute is a window and bridge to promote people-to-people and cultural exchanges between China and foreign countries.

With the joint efforts of China and Pakistan, the Confucius Institute in Pakistan has become a bridge to enhance the friendship between the two countries and a booster for win-win cooperation.

The Chinese teachers who were killed and injured in this incident devoted all their efforts to promoting the people-to-people and cultural exchanges between China and Pakistan and enhancing the friendship between the two peoples. They are the cultural messengers of the two countries.

Their contributions to China-Pakistan friendship will surely be remembered by the world and future generations.

China appreciates the Pakistani government's firm determination to bring the perpetrators to justice, and believes that any attempt to undermine the friendly cooperation between the two countries will not succeed.

  In his speech, Bilawal said that the three Chinese teachers who were killed were good teachers who were very dedicated and caring.

They shoulder the lofty mission of teaching Chinese to Pakistani students and building a bridge of friendship between the two peoples.

Their passing is not only a loss for China, but a loss for the whole of Pakistan.

The Pakistani side strongly condemns the cowardly actions of the perpetrators of the terrorist attack, and will never forgive the enemies of the Pakistan-China all-weather strategic cooperative partnership, and will never allow anyone to harm the iron-clad friendship between the two countries.

  In an interview with Xinhua News Agency after the memorial service, Bilawal said that the terrorist attack on the Chinese teachers is equivalent to the attack on the Pakistani people's own brothers and sisters.

No matter where the perpetrators fled, the Pakistani side vowed to arrest them and bring them to justice.

The Pakistani government is determined to take all measures to ensure the safety of Chinese citizens in Pakistan.

  Zhang Wei, Chinese Director of the Confucius Institute in Islamabad, Pakistan, told reporters that the three compatriots who died were good colleagues and colleagues who devoted themselves to the difficult areas overseas.

We will inherit the legacy of our compatriots, continue to implement the Confucius Institute's concept of peace, friendship, and diverse cultural exchanges, and make greater contributions to promoting the people-to-people bond between China and Pakistan and deepening the friendship between the two peoples.

  At the end of the memorial service, people from all walks of life in China and Pakistan held a white flower, laid flowers and bowed to the portraits of the three dead Chinese teachers, expressing their deepest respect.

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