Chinese FM Wang Yi to reach Islamabad on three-day visit tomorrow

06 Sep, 2018 8:59 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi will pay a three-day official visit to Pakistan from Friday, said a press release issued by the Chinese Foreign Ministry.

This will be the first high-level visit by any Chinese official to Pakistan after the country elected a new government led by Imran Khan.

“At the invitation of Pakistan’s foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, China’s State Councillor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi will pay an official visit to Pakistan from September 7 to 9,” Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said.

Besides meeting his Pakistani counterpart, Wang is likely to meet Prime Minister Imran Khan and President-elect Arif Alvi and discuss the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and bilateral issues. “He will also meet the main leaders of Pakistani side and exchange views on bilateral relations, regional as well as international issues of mutual interest,” Hua said.

“China and Pakistan are all-weather, strategic and cooperative partners. Our bilateral ties have been developing at sound momentum. “We have seen frequent high-level exchanges and political cooperation is also moving forward and there are rich outcomes from the CPEC,” the spokesperson said.

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