PM Imran visit China on Thursday for a five-day visit during which he will hold meetings with Chinese President Xi Jinping, Premier Li Keqiang, and other leaders.
The Pakistani Prime Minister was earlier scheduled to visit China from November 2 to 5 on the invitation of the Chinese leadership. But an updated schedule of the prime minister’s visit released by the government said the prime minister would now depart a day earlier via special plane.
This will be the premier’s first official visit to China after assuming office. A high-level delegation, including Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, will accompany the prime minister.
According to a statement issued earlier by the Foreign Office, during the visit the two sides will review the entire range of bilateral relations between the two countries, 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.
According to the official schedule, the Chinese deputy foreign minister and other officials will greet PM Imran on arrival.
The Pakistani premier is scheduled to hold a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Nov 2. He will visit the Monument to the People’s Heroes at Beijing’s Tiananmen Square and also meet the chairman of the National People’s Congress on Nov 3.
A guard of honor will also be given in honor of the Pakistani Prime Minister.
PM Imran will meet Chinese Premier Li Keqiang the same day at a ceremony during which the two leaders will sign memorandums of agreements between the two countries.
On Nov 4, the PM Imran Khan will speak at the Central Party School before leaving for Shanghai to participate in the first China International Import Expo. The premier will be a keynote speaker at the inauguration of the expo.
PM Imran Khan 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.