Karachi (Staff Report): The Vice Premier of Chinese State Council Wang Yang along with a delegation will visit Pakistan today (Sunday) as a special gesture to participate in the 70th Independence Day celebrations of the country, a Foreign Office spokesman said.

The special visit of Vice Premier Wang underscores on the directions of President Xi Jinping to show the close brotherly and cooperative ties between Pakistan and China.

During his visit, the vice premier will attend the flag-hoisting ceremony on August 14 as a special guest, and call on President Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, the spokesman added.

Yang will also participate in the inauguration ceremony of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects and witness the signing of bilateral agreements between the two countries.