Pakistan Embassy Beijing, in collaboration with Silk Road International Art Center, Langfang, and Truck Artists enterprise ‘Phool Patti’ organized a Truck Art Festival in Langfang, China to celebrate Pakistan’s 83rd National Day. The event was also a part of the activities planned to celebrate 2023 as China-Pakistan Year of Tourism Exchanges.
The opening ceremony was attended by government officials, members of the diplomatic corps, business executives, media representatives, and the Pakistani community.
Speaking on the occasion, Ambassador Moin ul Haque said that it was the nation’s collective responsibility to make Pakistan a peaceful, progressive, prosperous, and pluralistic country. He highlighted the strengths of Pakistan as a tourist destination.
The Ambassador also spoke about the colorful truck art in Pakistan which has unique and creative manifestations of showcasing Pakistan’s diverse cultural landscapes.
The Vice Chairman of ENN, the parent group of Silk Road International Art Center, noted with satisfaction the Center’s cooperation with Pakistan Embassy and expressed his fondness for Pakistan’s diverse culture. He underlined that his Center was proud of hosting this exhibition introducing the wonderful work of renowned Pakistani artists to the Chinese audience.
Mr. Ali Salman Anchan, the team leader from Phool Patti expressed his delight in coming to China and being part of the first Truck Art exhibition in China of this grand scale.
A specially-designed truck model and other items ranging from bicycles, murals, clothes, fans, and ceramic pots were designed by the ‘Phool Patti’ team for the exhibition which would last for three months. The team would also hold special live workshops for the visitors to the exhibition.