Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif meets Chinese President Xi Jinping

Pakistan and China have agreed to promote their multidimensional cooperation including under CPEC and further strengthen their strategic partnership.

The understanding came at a meeting between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif in Beijing today (Wednesday).

The meeting focused on bilateral cooperation especially in the industrial sector.

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Tuesday landed in Beijing on a two-day official visit to meet Chinese leadership and review the “all-weather strategic cooperation partnership” and discuss regional and global developments.

On his arrival at Beijing airport, the senior Chinese officials warmly received the prime minister who was heading a high-level delegation.

During his maiden official visit to China after assuming office, the prime minister will meet Chinese President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang.

He is among the first leaders to visit China following the historic 20th National Congress of the Communist Party (CPC) of China that elected Xi Jinping as general secretary of the party.

Prime Minister Shehbaz is also scheduled to meet Chinese investors and Pakistani businessmen.

The visit is expected to advance the wide-ranging bilateral cooperation agenda with the conclusion of a number of MoUs/Agreements in diverse areas, and consolidate the momentum of CPEC cooperation in the wake of the 11th meeting of the CPEC Joint Cooperation Committee (JCC) held on October 27, 2022.

Earlier, Shehbaz appreciated this “honour” as well as the continued friendship and partnership between Pakistan and China during challenging times.

Raja Furqan Ahmed

Raja Furqan Ahmed is the News Editor of The Pakistan Daily.

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