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Prime Minister Imran Khan to leave for China on three-day visit today

Prime Minister Imran Khan to leave for China on three-day visit today
October 7, 2019
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Prime Minister Imran Khan will leave on a three-day visit to China on Monday (today) to discuss the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), ML-1 and other matters. Minister for Railways Sheikh Rasheed, Planning Minister Khusru Bakhtiyar and Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Finance Abdul Hafeez Sheikh will also accompany him. During his visit, the prime minister will hold consultation with the Chinese leadership on the Kashmir issue. He will separately meet Chinese President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang. He will also discuss expansion of projects under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor framework besides cooperation in agriculture, industrial and socio-economic sectors. He is also likely to address China Pakistan Business Forum in Beijing to further promote economic and trade exchanges between the two countries. PM Imran Khan will also meet with Chinese entrepreneurs and heads of different companies during the visit. The two sides will discuss immediate implementation of Phase-II of China-Pakistan Free Trade Agreement, signed between the two strategic cooperative partners to further enhance bilateral business and trade. They will also examine the abolition of quota for all Pakistani agro products like rice, wheat, corn, soybean, sugar and tobacco as Pakistan will prove to be a food basket for China. It will be the third visit of Prime Minister Imran Khan to China within a year.