In addition to the China visit, the Pakistani delegation will visit Russia, Iran and Turkey to consolidate its foreign policy and ties with the allies in order to give a befitting response to the US administration. In the first week after Eid-ul-Azha, Khawaja Asif will visit China.
Afterwards, he will leave for Turkey, Iran and Russia. Official visits to these states have been finalised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It should be recalled that China and Russia had come forward in support of Pakistan after President Trump’s accusations.
Chinese diplomat had defended Pakistan’s "important role" in Afghanistan in a phone call with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson while Russian Presidential Envoy to Afghanistan Zamir Kabulov lambasted Trump’s Pakistan strategy and insisted that Islamabad is “a key regional player to negotiate with.”