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Thursday Oct 25 2018
Web Desk

PM Imran to meet Xi Jinping during visit to China next week

Web Desk
Prime Minister Imran Khan. Photo: File

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan will hold meetings with Chinese President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang during his visit to Beijing next month.

On the invitation of the Chinese leadership, PM Imran Khan will pay an official visit to China from November 2 to November 5, a statement issued by the Foreign Office read.

During the visit the two sides will review the entire range of bilateral relations which have enjoyed a long history of mutual trust and mutual support. The two sides will also sign several agreements in diverse fields, the statement added.

This will be the premier’s first official visit to China after assuming office.

The visit signifies the closeness and traditional warmth which characterises Pakistan-China all weather strategic cooperative partnership, the statement added.

After his visit to Beijing, PM Imran will visit Shanghai to participate in First China International Import Expo in Shanghai. The premier will be a key note speaker at the inauguration of the expo.

PM Imran will hold meetings with other world leaders on the sidelines of Shanghai Forum as well as meetings with leaders of Chinese financial and corporate sector.

He will be accompanied by a high-level delegation, including Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi.