BEIJING - Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi will pay a three-day official visit to Pakistan from September 7-9, Chinese foreign ministry’s spokesperson announced on Thursday.
“At the invitation of Pakistan’s foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, China’s State Councillor and foreign Minister Wang Yi will pay an official visit to Pakistan from September 7 to 9 ,” Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said during her regular press briefing here.
She said besides meeting his Pakistani counterpart, Wang is likely to meet Pakistani prime minister Imran Khan and president-elect Arif Alvi and discuss the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and bilateral issues. Wang Yi will also meet the main leaders of Pakistani side and exchange views on bilateral relations, regional as well as international issues of mutual interest, Hua said.
Hua Chunying said that China and Pakistan are all-weather, strategic and cooperative partners. Our bilateral ties have been developing at sound momentum. “We have seen frequent high-level exchanges and political cooperation is also moving forward and there are rich outcomes from the CPEC ,” the spokesperson said.
This will be the first high-level visit by any Chinese official to Pakistan after the country elected a new government led by Imran Khan.