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Islamabad: H.E Ambassador of Kazakhstan to Pakistan Yerzhan Kistafin on Tuesday called on Caretaker Federal Minister for National Heritage and Culture Jamal Shah here at National Heritage and Culture Division.

During the meeting, the discussion was held on several areas of cooperation, with a particular emphasis on enhancing cultural exchange and people-to-people contact between Kazakhstan and Pakistan, especially in the fields of art, culture, heritage, film, cinema to cultivate deeper and better understanding between the people of both countries.

The Minister said that Pakistan attaches great significance to its relations with Kazakhstan which share mutual vision of regional cooperation. He said that Pakistan and Kazakhstan were enjoying friendly and brotherly relationship and a lot of potential existed to further enhance it between the two countries. He said that this region is very rich in cultural heritage and beautiful terrains.

Jamal Shah said that film industry is another important sector and we should collaborate in film and cinema to further enhance bilateral cultural relations.
The minister said that second phase of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) cultural caravan would be organized, traversing CPEC with an objective to showcase rich culture heritage of the region.

He said that all the Central Asian States including Kazakhstan artists would be specially invited to be part of CPEC cultural caravan which would play a key role in promoting regional and cultural connectivity.

While appreciating the Minister for warm reception, the Ambassador lauded friendly ties between the two brotherly countries and assured of future collaboration in diverse sectors including cultural exchanges, art, cultural heritage, museum and film.

He emphasized the importance of relations in the field of art, culture, cinema, museums and possible collaboration between the two countries, adding that there was tremendous scope for the uplifting cultural cooperation between both countries.

He said that Kazakhstan would soon organize a film screening at Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA).