PM Imran embarks on 4-day visit to China 

PM Imran embarks on 4-day visit to China 

Islamabad (Agencies): Prime Minister Imran Khan left for China on Thursday on a four-day visit.

The premier is accompanied by Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Finance Minister Shaukat Tarin, Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar, Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry, National Security Advisor (NSA) Dr Moeed Yusuf, Advisor on Commerce Abdul Razzaq Dawood and Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Khalid Mansoor, the Radio Pakistan reported.

According to a statement issued by the Foreign Office (FO), PM Imran will attend the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympic Games.

The FO said during the visit, the prime minister would hold bilateral meetings with President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang.

“The leaders will review the entire gamut of bilateral relations, with a particular focus on stronger trade and economic cooperation including CPEC,” it said.

A number of Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) and Agreements will be concluded during the visit.

In Beijing, the prime minister will also meet prominent business leaders of China and representatives of leading Chinese think-tanks, academia and the media.

He will also have other bilateral interactions on the sidelines.

The two sides will also hold wide-ranging exchange of views on major regional and international issues.

The prime minister’s visit will mark the culmination of celebrations commemorating the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Pakistan and China, with more than 140 events organised to showcase the resilience of the All-Weather Strategic Cooperative Partnership amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and the unfolding international situation.

“It would thus renew the bilateral commitment to taking the iron-clad partnership between Pakistan and China to new heights and add impetus to cooperation across multiple domains,” the FO statement said.