PM Imran reaches Beijing to attend Belt and Road forum

He is attending the summit on the invitation from Chinese president

Our Correspondent April 25, 2019
Prime Minister Imran Khan reaches Beijing, China on Thursday. PHOTO: PID

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan reached Beijing on Thursday to attend the second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation set to begin tomorrow.

The premier was received by Deputy Secretary-General Beijing Municipal Committee of CPPCC Li Lifeng, Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Yao Jing and Ambassador of Pakistan to China Masood Khalid.

Before departing on the four day visit, PM Imran had said that it was a matter of great satisfaction for him that Pakistan-China bilateral ties were not only based on convergence of interests but rooted in common experiences of past and high level of mutual trust and understanding.

“I look forward to meet my good friends President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang for an in-depth exchange of views on all issues of mutual interest,” he was quoted as saying in a statement.

The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), he added, was a flagship project of BRI and that CPEC will remain the top priority of Pakistan government.

PM Imran is attending the summit on the invitation from the Chinese president.

A high-level delegation comprising federal ministers and other senior officials is also accompanying him.

On the first day, the prime minister will attend the inaugural session of the forum and deliver a keynote speech besides attending the state banquet to be hosted by President Jinping in the honour of world leaders.

He, along with other leaders, will attend the leaders’ roundtable sessions on the event’s second day.

The prime minister will hold meetings with President Xi and his Chinese counterpart Li to promote bilateral relations between the two countries.

He will also meet world leaders on the sidelines of the forum.



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