Chinese foreign minister in Pakistan on two-day visit to strengthen bilateral relations

Islamabad, Feb 12: Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Thursday arrived in Pakistan to hold bilateral talks, promote economic and trade cooperation and discuss the regional situation.

Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi in Pak
During the two-day visit, Wang Yi, who is leading an eight-member delegation, will meet Advisor to the Prime Minister on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz and is also scheduled to hold talks with President Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Dawn online reported.

Earlier, a statement issued by Pakistan's foreign office said all aspects of bilateral relationship between China and Pakistan, with a special focus on political, strategic and economic cooperation would be reviewed and consolidated during the talks.

"Pakistan attaches great importance to its comprehensive strategic partnership with China. Such high-level visits are a regular feature of the time-tested and unshakeable bonds of friendship between the governments and people of Pakistan and China," the statement said.

Both Beijing and Islamabad are to finalise the dates of Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to Pakistan, which is expected to take place next month.

The foreign affairs ministry and the Chinese embassy in Islamabad would also co-host the launching ceremony of Pakistan-China "Year of Friendly Exchanges" during the visit.


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