Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday met his Russian counterpart Dmitri Medvedev on the sidelines of the China International Imports Expo (CIIE).
The meeting was also attended by Finance Minister Asad Umer and Advisor to the PM on Commerce Abdul Razzak Dawood.
Earlier in the day, the premier addressed the opening ceremony of the CIIE as chief guest. In his speech, he stressed that Pakistan will be made a more conducive and competitive market for businesses and investments.
The prime minister also emphasised that while unilateral commercialism was aggressively sought and with protectionism on the rise, Pakistan took great comfort in Chinese President Xi Jinping’s affirmation that Beijing’s doors for Islamabad will only open wider and never shut.
After the opening ceremony, PM Imran along with Umer, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms Khusro Bakhtiar and other members of his delegation visited Pakistan’s stall at the expo as the “Country of Honour”.
He also welcomed Chinese President Xi, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, Russian PM Medvedev, Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat at the Pakistani Pavilion.