PM Imran Khan touches down in Beijing for four-day official trip



2022-02-03 19:21:00

Prime Minister Imran Khan gestures after arriving in Beijing for his four-day go to, on February 3, 2022. — Radio Pakistan  
  • PM to attend Winter Olympics to specific solidarity with Beijing.
  • He’s anticipated to fulfill Chinese language counterpart and president.
  • A high-level delegation is accompanying PM for his four-day go to.

BEIJING: Prime Minister Imran Khan arrived in Beijing Thursday night for a four-day official go to that can embody attending the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics and conferences with the Chinese language management.

PM Imran will attend the occasion to specific solidarity with Beijing as some international locations have boycotted the forthcoming Winter Olympic Video games being held in the Chinese language capital.

Based on the PM Workplace, the premier was “accorded a red carpet welcome” upon his arrival on the Beijing Capital Worldwide Airport.

Overseas Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Finance Minister Shaukat Tarin, and Planning and Improvement Minister Asad Umar, Info Minister Chaudhry Fawad, Nationwide Safety Advisor Dr Moeed Yusuf, Advisor on Commerce Abdul Razzaq Dawood and Particular Assistant on China-Pakistan Financial Hall Khalid Mansoor are accompanying him.

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Moreover attending the ceremony of the Beijing Olympics, the prime minister is scheduled to fulfill Chinese language President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang to debate wide-ranging points.

Throughout the go to, a guide titled “China-Pakistan Economic Corridor — Investment Opportunities in Pakistan,” can be offered to Chinese language President Xi Jinping, Chinese language Premier Li Keqiang and businessmen.

Previous to departure, the accompanying ministers termed the prime minister’s go to to China of nice significance.

FM Qureshi stated PM Imran’s assembly with the Chinese language management would give attention to bilateral strategic partnership, regional issues, and peace and safety in South Asia.

However, Finance Minister Tarin stated that the PM would suggest to the Chinese language management to relocate their trade in Pakistan’s Particular Financial Zones for a win-win state of affairs in addition to extending help in agriculture.

NSA Moeed Yousaf stated the go to would supply a chance to debate methods to enhance peace in Afghanistan to finish terrorism.

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Commerce Adviser Dawood stated the conferences would give attention to some areas of the free commerce settlement and commerce of cement, rice, fruit and greens.

‘Pakistan-China relations increased than the Himalayas’

Federal Minister for Info and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain has stated that PM Imran Khan’s China tour would additional improve the bilateral relations between Islamabad and Beijing.

The assertion got here throughout a media briefing in Islamabad on Thursday, forward of PM Imran’s departure for China.

“Pakistan-China relations are deeper than the oceans and higher than the Himalayas,” the minister stated.

Fawad went on to say that the premier will name on his Chinese language counterpart and Chinese language president. He will even maintain conferences with the Chinese language traders and businessmen on the sidelines of the tour.

He additional acknowledged that the prime minister’s go to would comply with the arrival of extra Chinese language businessmen in Pakistan to shift their industries right here.

PM Imran’s go to was notified by the Overseas Workplace in an announcement issued on Wednesday.

“Prime Minister Imran Khan will visit China from February 3-6 to attend the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympic Games,” the FO stated.

As a worldwide occasion, the Olympic Video games foster mutual understanding, inclusivity and friendship among the many peoples of the world. Beijing will quickly turn into the primary metropolis to host each summer season and winter editions of the Olympic Video games.

“It is highly admirable that the Chinese government has made meticulous arrangements for holding the Winter Olympic Games despite the COVID-19 pandemic,” in line with the assertion.

The FO stated in the course of the go to, the prime minister would maintain bilateral conferences with President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang. The leaders will evaluate your complete gamut of bilateral relations, with a selected give attention to stronger commerce and financial cooperation together with CPEC (China Pakistan Financial Hall),” it stated.

Numerous Memoranda of Understandings (MoUs) and agreements can be concluded in the course of the go to. In Beijing, the prime minister will even meet outstanding enterprise leaders of China and representatives of main Chinese language think-tanks, academia and the media.

He will even produce other bilateral interactions on the sidelines. The 2 sides will even maintain wide-ranging trade of views on main regional and worldwide points.

The prime minister’s go to will mark the end result of celebrations commemorating the seventieth anniversary of the institution of diplomatic relations between Pakistan and China, with greater than 140 occasions organized to showcase the resilience of the All-Climate Strategic Cooperative Partnership amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and the unfolding worldwide state of affairs.

“It would thus renew the bilateral commitment to taking the iron-clad partnership between Pakistan and China to new heights and add impetus to cooperation across multiple domains,” the FO assertion stated.

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