PM Imran Khan arrives in China to attend Belt and Road Forum
BEIJING: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday arrived in China on a four-day official visit to attend the second Belt and Road Forum, ARY News reported.
PM Imran Khan would deliver a keynote speech in the opening ceremony of the Belt and Road Forum on April 26.
Upon arrival, PM Imran Khan was warmly welcomed at the airport by Deputy Secretary of Beijing Municipal Committee of Committee of Peoples Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) Mr. Li Lifeng, Pakistan’s ambassador to China Masood Khan, Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan H.E. Mr. Yao Jing and other high-officials.
PM Khan is visiting China on an invitation extended by Chinese President Xi Jinping and It is his second visit since assuming the office in September 2018.
Advisor to PM on Finance Abdul Hafeez Shaikh, Minister for Railways Shaikh Rasheed, Minister for Water Resources Faisal Vawda were also accompanied by the prime minister.
Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Imran Khan said he was visiting China to take strategic partnership between Pakistan and China to new heights.
In a statement, PM Khan said China was all-weather friend and a neighboring country of Pakistan. “I will have a detailed dialogue with the Chinese president on bilateral relations.”
He said talks will also be held with the Chinese leadership on cooperation in areas of mutual interest. PM Khan stated the Pak-China relations were cemented in a mutual trust.
“Pak-China friendship has a deep imprint on people of both the countries,” he added.