Islamabad (Staff Report): Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif will leave for China on one-day visit on Friday over bilateral relations and regional developments, which will come against the backdrop of the new US policy for Afghanistan.

According to a statement issued by the Foreign Office on Wednesday, the Foreign Minister will hold meetings with the State Councillor for Foreign Affairs Yang Jiechi, and his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi during his stay in Beijing.

Earlier, the foreign minister spoke with his Afghan counterpart, Salahuddin Rabbani, by the telephone and expressed Pakistan’s readiness to work with Afghanistan in all fields, including political, economic, trade and transit and security, for progress and prosperity of both the countries.