Nawaz meets, felicitates Chinese counterpart on One Belt One Road Initiative

Nawaz meets, felicitates Chinese counterpart on One Belt One Road Initiative

Beijing (Web Desk): Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, who is on a six-day visit to China, called on his Chinese counterpart Li Keqiang on Saturday for meeting and felicitated him for organising ‘One Belt One Road Initiative’.

At the meeting, PM Sharif said that Pakistan consider China as its most important friend and it fully supports the Initiative of One Belt One Road and participation of key world leaders in the forum was a good omen.

The Pakistan premier said, "We all stand as one for the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor and Pakistan is determined for its early completion."

After the meeting between the two heads, ministers from the two sides signed memoranda of understanding (MoU) of multiple agreements between China and Pakistan. All the four chief ministers from Pakistan were also present on the occasion.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is scheduled to meet high-level Chinese leadership, in his six-day sojourn.

PM Nawaz is accompanied by a high level delegation including the four chief ministers and Federal Ministers Ishaq Dar, Saad Rafique, Khurram Dastgir, Ahsan Iqbal, Minister of State Anusha Rehman and Adviser on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz, Radio Pakistan reported.

The Prime Minister will attend the inaugural session of the summit, which is scheduled to start from Sunday, and the plenary meeting of high-level dialogue and the state banquet. He will also attend the leaders' roundtable sessions on second day of the forum.

Nawaz Sharif will also hold meetings with President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Li Kaqiang to further promote bilateral relations between the two friendly countries.