ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi chaired a preparatory meeting for Prime Minister’s upcoming visit to China via video conference with the Ambassador of Pakistan in Beijing and senior officials of the Embassy.
Foreign Secretary, Additional Secretary (Asia Pacific), Additional Secretary (FMO) and Director General (China) were also in attendance.
The meeting discussed the significance of the visit as well as the program, meetings, agreements to be signed and its overall objectives. Emphasizing the importance of the visit, the Foreign Minister highlighted that Pakistan and China are “all-weather strategic cooperative partners”.
He underscored that high level contacts are an important facet of the bilateral relationship. The Prime Minister is scheduled to pay his first three-day official bilateral visit to China from Friday.
During his visit, the Prime Minister will meet the Chinese leadership in Beijing and also visit Shanghai to participate in the First China International Import Expo as a guest of honor.
The Foreign Minister said that CPEC has added another important socio-economic development dimension to the bilateral relationship. The leadership of both countries has expressed strong desire and commitment to the successful implementation of CPEC.
The two sides will continue their engagements at all levels to not only enhance their strategic partnership but also continue to promote regional peace and stability. DNA