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Chinese Vice President arrives in Pakistan
Islamabad: Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan arrived in Islamabad on Sunday on a three-day official visit to Pakistan in which he proposes to hold talks with President Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Imran Khan on a host of bilateral issues including the smooth development of the USD 60 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).
Wang, 70, is a member of the ruling Communist Party of China’s (CPC) powerful Politburo Standing Committee. He is also a member of China’s Parliament, National People’s Congress and the Central Foreign Affairs Commission, a key foreign affairs body of the CPC.
During Wang’s visit, Pakistan and China will sign MoUs and agreements and inaugurate projects to enhance bilateral cooperation in a broad range of areas, state-run Radio Pakistan reported on Sunday.
His visit underscores the vitality of the time-tested and all-weather relationship between Pakistan and China.
Wang’s visit will reinforce the strength of bilateral ties and impart further impetus to the growing, multi-faceted cooperation between the two countries in diverse fields, it said.
The visit is in continuation of high-level exchanges between the two countries, which have acquired an increased momentum since Prime Minister Khan’s visit to China in November last year and his participation in the 2nd Belt and Road Forum in Beijing in April this year.
Last week, Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Lu Kang in Beijing said that Vice President Wang’s visit to Pakistan will further deepen high-level exchanges, friendship and mutual trust between the two countries.
He said the visit will also advance the development of China Pakistan Economic Corridor besides bilateral cooperation across the board. (PTI)