ISLAMABAD: Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan arrived Islamabad for a three-day visit on Sunday.
He was received by the Federal Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi among other government officials.
VP Qishan will call on President Arif Alvi and have a separate meeting with Prime Minister Imran Khan during his visit.
During the Chinese VP’s visit, Pakistan and China will sign a memorandum of understanding (MoUs)/agreements and inaugurate projects to enhance bilateral cooperation in a broad range of areas.
“The visit of the vice president underscores the vitality of the time-tested and all-weather relationship between Pakistan and China. It would reinforce the strength of bilateral ties and impart further impetus to the growing, multi-faceted cooperation between the two countries in diverse fields,” said a statement released by the Foreign Office.
Qishan’s visit is in continuation of high-level exchanges between the two nations, which have acquired an increased drive since PM Imran’s visit to China in November last year and his participation in the 2nd Belt and Road Forum in Beijing in April this year.
Qishan’s upcoming visit to Pakistan will further deepen high-level exchanges, friendship and mutual trust between the two countries, said, Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson.
He added, “the visit will also advance the development of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) besides bilateral cooperation across the board.”
“China and Pakistan are all-weather strategic cooperative partners and iron friends and firmly support each other on issues concerning each other’s foreign interests,” he further said.
The spokesperson said Pakistan has been a priority on China’s diplomacy and now both the countries have witnessed a sound momentum in their cooperation and frequent high-level exchanges, adding both countries are deepening the mutually beneficial cooperation and conducting close coordination in international and regional affairs.