PM Imran Khan in Beijing on official visit to China

PM Imran Khan in Beijing on official visit to China

Beijing (Web Desk): Prime Minister Imran Khan arrived in Beijing on Tuesday on a three-day official visit to China.

The premier was received by China's culture minister Luo Shugang, Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Yao Jing and Pakistan's ambassador to China Naghmana Hashmi.

PM Imran is accompanied by Foreign Minster Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Planning Minister Khusro Bakhtiar and Chairman Board of Investment Zubair Gilani .

The prime minister will meet the Chinese leadership and exchange views on regional developments including the state of peace and security in South Asia arising from the situation in occupied Jammu & Kashmir since 5 August 2019, the Radio Pakistan reported.

Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa will also join the prime minister’s meetings with President Xi and Premier Li.

Prime Minister Imran Khan will apprise the Chinese leadership of the government's recent landmark decisions to speed-up implementation of ongoing China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects.

There will be interaction with senior representatives of the Chinese business and corporate sector for deepening bilateral trade, commercial and investment partnership.

The prime minister will also attend the closing ceremony of the Beijing International Horticulture Expo, as the chief guest.

“The visit of the prime minister is in continuation of the long-established tradition of the leaderships of the two countries meeting regularly and consulting closely on bilateral, regional and international issues of mutual interest,” said a statement issued by the Foreign Office on Monday.

“The visit will be instrumental in further cementing Pakistan’s economic, investment and strategic ties with China,” the statement said.

The prime minister will apprise the Chinese leadership of the government’s efforts to project CPEC as a High-Quality Demonstration Project of BRI (Belt and Road Initiative),” it added.