Pakistan and China will sign a number of agreements and memorandums of understanding as Prime Minister Imran Khan will reach Beijing on Tuesday on a two-day official visit where he will hold meetings with Chinese leadership including President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Li Keqiang.
Prime Minister Imran Khan will be accompanied by a high-level delegation including the foreign affairs minister, minister for railways, minister for planning, an adviser to the prime minister on commerce, special assistant to the prime minister on petroleum, Board of Investment chairman and senior officials.
CPEC’S SECOND PHASE: Minister for Foreign Affairs Shah Mahmood Qureshi while talking to journalists in Multan rejected claims about any slowdown of CPEC projects, saying that Pakistan and China are moving towards the second phase of the mega project. He said that Pakistan and China are satisfied with the progress on the CPEC projects.
Qureshi said that the Chinese president is also paying a visit to India within the next few days. He said that Pakistan and China wanted to consult on different issues before the visit. He said the two friendly countries enjoyed deep-rooted relations and had an unprecedented association.
To a question, the foreign minister said that India wished to blacklist Pakistan at the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) but Islamabad had presented its point of view before the Asia Pacific Group about the measures taken by the government in this connection. To another question, he said that Pakistan wants to resolve misunderstandings between Iran and Saudi Arabia because the region could not afford any conflict.