PM Imran Khan to visit China next month: Qureshi

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BEIJING: Prime Minister Imran Khan will embark on a visit to China next month to attend the second Belt and Road Forum, said Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Tuesday.

FM Qureshi paid a call on Vice President Wang Qishan in Beijing, says a press release received from Beijing here today.

The Foreign Minister conveyed greetings of Prime Minister Khan to Vice President Wang Qishan.

“The Prime Minister of Pakistan is looking forward to visit them next month to attend the 2nd Belt and Road Forum,” he said.

Reaffirming the time-tested and all weather strategic cooperative partnership between Pakistan and China, Vice President expressed satisfaction at the upward trajectory of bilateral ties since the visit of the Prime Minister to China in November 2018.

The Vice President assured Foreign Minister Qureshi of China’s unwavering support for Pakistan’s sovereignty, territorial integrity and for its socio-economic development.

The Foreign Minister thanked the Vice President for China’s steadfast support to Pakistan.

He briefed Vice President on the recent developments in the region and thanked China for playing an important role in easing of tensions.

FM Qureshi briefed the Chinese Vice President on progress in development of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.

Both sides agreed that smooth implementation of CPEC will greatly contribute to socio-economic development of Pakistan.

The Foreign Minister is on a visit to China for the inaugural round of Pakistan-China Strategic Dialogue.