Why Chinese Vice President is coming to Pakistan?
BEIJING - Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan’s upcoming visit to Pakistan will further deepen high-level exchanges, friendship and mutual trust between China and Pakistan and advance development of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) besides bilateral cooperation across the board, a Chinese foreign ministry’s spokesperson said on Friday.
“We believe the vice president’s visit will further deepen high-level exchanges, friendship and mutual trust between China and Pakistan and advance the CPEC development and our cooperation across the board,” Lu Kang said while responding to a question of APP regarding the significance of the visit during his daily press briefing held here.
He said the visit would inject a new impetus in a closer community of shared future in a new era for two countries. The spokesperson said the Chinese vice president would be visiting Pakistan from May 26 to 28 at the invitation of Prime Minister Imran Khan.
“Wang Qishan will be meeting with President Arif Alvi and hold talks with Prime Minister Imran Khan and exchange views on deepening bilateral relations and international and regional issues of mutual interests,” he added.
Lu Kang remarked that China and Pakistan were all-weather strategic cooperative partners and iron friends, adding, “We firmly support each other on issues concerning each other’s foreign interests.”
Pakistan, he said, had been a priority on China’s diplomacy and added, now, both the countries witnessed a sound momentum in their cooperation and frequent high level exchanges.
He observed that both the countries were deepening the mutually beneficial cooperation and conducting close coordination in international and regional affairs.
“Prime Minister Imran Khan attended the second Belt and Road Forum (BRF) held in China last month, and met with President Xi Jinping, Premier Li Keqiang and Vice President Wang Qishan,” he added.
The spokesperson said that both sides signed many bilateral cooperation agreements during the visit.
The Chinese vice president will also visit Lahore and Taxila during his visit which will mark another milestone in the bilateral relations.