ISLAMABAD: A delegation comprising tribal elders from different areas of erstwhile the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) have arrived in China on a week-long visit.
The delegation arrived in China on the invitation of the Chinese government on Monday and will remain there till October 28. It comprises of representatives of Bajaur Agency, Khyber Agency, Kurram Agency, Mohmand Agency, Orakzai Agency, North Waziristan and South Waziristan.
Apart from Beijing, the delegation shall also visit Xian and Shanghai, says a press release. It paid a visit to the Embassy of Pakistan on Monday, where they were welcomed by Ambassador Masood Khalid who highlighted the significance of having representation from the tribal areas in such goodwill visits from Pakistan.
The ambassador said that such opportunities of interaction between people from different walks of life were crucial to ensure that the time tested friendship between Pakistan and China was passed on to the next generation.
The delegates were briefed on Pakistan-China relations and the progress of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor. The delegation presented the ambassador with a traditional shawl and cap, followed by a group photo.