ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif departed on Friday for his official visit to China.
"I am going to China to save my people from one more load-shedding-ridden summer,”said the premier before his departure.
The premier, on his two-day stay in China, will sign 27 MoUs and agreements. Of the 27 agreements to be signed, 21 relate to generating 16,520mw power at an estimated cost of around $33 billion.
A list of the agreements can be viewed here: List A and List B.
Further, Nawaz said the Pakistan-China economic corridor has far reaching consequences for the economy of the country.
“These projects will be a source of employment for over a million youth of Pakistan. Pak-China cooperation will also create business opportunities for local and international investors,” the premier said.
"Despite the damage done in the past two months due to political turmoil, we will make up for the loss come what may," the prime minister said.
“Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will also hold bilateral meetings with Chinese President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang during his stay in China,” said Foreign Office Spokesperson Tasneem Aslam.
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