Chinese President Xi Jinping likely to arrive in Pakistan next week

Sources say the expected date is April 9


Web Desk April 01, 2015
Chinese President Xi Jinping. PHOTO: AFP

In an attempt to deepen economic and strategic ties between the neighbouring countries, Chinese President Xi Jinping is expected to arrive in Pakistan next week.

The Chinese leader was expected to visit Pakistan in 2014 during his trip to India, Sri Lankan and the Maldives but postponed it due to the ongoing protests against the government in Islamabad.

According to sources privy to the development, the Chinese president is expected to arrive on April 9.

Read: Xi Jinping to make first state visit to Pakistan soon, says Chinese foreign minister

"He would hold high-level meetings and unveil several economic projects," the official said.

Jinping is also expected to address the joint session of Parliament, added the official.

There are over two dozen MoUs and agreements regarding nuclear power, the Gwadar port, the Pak-China Economic Corridor (PCEC), energy, trade and investment that are likely to be signed.

The Foreign Office had earlier confirmed that the Chinese president's will take place this year but did not give exact dates.

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Pakistani and Chinese leaders over the years have pledged robust cooperation in several fields and described their relationship as an "all-weather" friendship.

This article originally appeared on NDTV

COMMENTS (5)

Aschraful Makhlooq PK | 6 years ago | Reply Whenever you Chinese president come to Pakistan you are always cordially and heartfeltly most welcome because Pakistan is your second home and China proved itself Pakistan's all weather,time tested,honest,sincere and loyal comrade than India......
Question | 6 years ago | Reply My comment was exactly what pakistani ostrich posted, but u did not allow me. Shame on u ET.
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