Chinese President may cancel Pakistan visit once again

07:02 PM | 3 Apr, 2015
Chinese President may cancel Pakistan visit once again
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ISLAMABAD (Staff Report) – Chinese President Xi Jinping is once again expected to cancel his two-day trip to Pakistan observing the crisis in Yemen, said media reports.

The president was scheduled to arrive in Pakistan on April 9 but may delay it till the end of April, according to the reports.

Jinping was planned to be visiting Saudi Arabia as well after completing his trip to Pakistan.

He is unable to visit the kingdom as the crisis in Yemen is continue and a Saudi-led coalition is fighting Yemeni rebels.

The Chinese president was expected to inaugurate Gwadar Port Project and Pak-China Economic Corridor during his visit to Pakistan n addition to his meetings with Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, COAS General Raheel Sharif and other key political leaders.

Earlier, the Chinese president was scheduled to arrive in Pakistan in September last year, but the tour was cancelled due to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf sit-ins in Islamabad.