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PM Imran reaches China on official visit

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has landed in China on a four-day  official visit. Chinese Minister for Transport Li Xiaopeng, Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Yao Jing and Ambassador of Pakistan to China Masood Khalid received the Prime Minister upon arrival in Beijing, ARY News reported.

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Finance Minister Asad Umar, Advisor for trade Abdul Razzaq Dawood and Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal and Sheikh Rasheed are accompanying the PM on his visit.

During his visit, Mr Khan will meet Chinese President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Li Keqiang and other dignitaries.

According to government officials, Prime Minister Imran Khan would visit the People’s Heroes monument in Beijing on November 3. He would attend a reception given by his counterpart. The PM would sign agreement and MOUs with China.

As per schedule, Mr Khan would address a school in China on November 4 and would then leave for Shanghai. He will also address various events in Beijing.

On November 5, the prime minister would attend the Pak-China International Expo and meet local leadership of Metropolitan Shanghai. He would have a meeting with the China Rainbow company and will address Pakistan business forum on November 5 and then fly back home.

Before leaving for China on Thursday, Mr Khan said Pakistan wanted to improve its exports to curtail the current account deficit.

The prime minister said poverty reduction was most important segment of our manifesto and Chinese policies to lift the people from poverty could guide us in cogitating indigenous policies in this area.

He said the way China tackled poverty and corruption was a role model for Pakistan.

PM Imran said Pakistan could learn from China more than any other country and Chinese experiences would help improve the issues the country was currently facing.

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