PM Shehbaz to leave for maiden China visit today
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif will leave on a two-day official visit to China at Premier Li Keqiang’s invitation on Tuesday (today).
According to the sources, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif will discuss to Chinese counterpart of scholarships or studies opportunities for Pakistani students which witnessed a massive decline after Covid-19.
The premier announced his visit to Chinese capital in a tweet, saying that he is “honoured to be among the first few leaders to have been invited after the historic 20th National Congress of the CPC”.
He said that the second phase of CPEC is expected to usher in a new era of socioeconomic development that will uplift the standard of living for our people.
“At a time when the world is grappling with multiple challenges, Pakistan and China stand together as friends and partners,” he wrote.
Chinese President Xi Jinping had invited Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif for this visit in Uzbekistan on September 16.
During this visit, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif will hold separate meetings with the Chinese President, Prime Minister and investors. The revitalisation of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor will be the focus of his discussions with officials in Beijing.
The premier will discuss on reforms in the UN Security Council so that democratic principles can be implemented instead of the monopoly of permanent members.
The high-level delegation will include Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari among others, announced the Foreign Office spokesperson.