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Chinese FM arrives in Islamabad today on 3-day visit

ISLAMABAD: Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi is arriving in Pakistan today on a three-day official visit.

China’s Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying at a regular press briefing in Beijing said the Chinese foreign minister will be visiting Islamabad from Sept 7 to 9 at the invitation of Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi.

Besides, holding talks and a joint press conference with his counterpart, Wang Yi is likely to meet Prime Minister Imran Khan and president-elect Dr Arif Alvi to discuss bilateral issues.

The spokesperson said the two sides will exchange views on bilateral relations as well as international and regional issues of mutual interest.

“We hope and look forward to this visit, continue the traditional friendship between China and Pakistan, promote mutually beneficial cooperation in various fields, and push China-Pakistan all-weather strategic partnership to a new height,” she added.

The Chinese foreign minister’s visit comes two days after US Secretary State Mike Pompeo’s visited Islamabad to hold bilateral talks with the Pakistani civil and military leadership.



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