PM Imran to leave for China on three-day visit today

10:09 AM | 7 Oct, 2019
PM Imran to leave for China on three-day visit today

LAHORE - Prime Minister Imran Khan will leave for Beijing today on a three-day visit to China.

The premier is expected to discuss the latest situation in Indian held Kashmir, and bilateral issues with the Chinese leadership, reported Radio Pakistan on Monday.

The two sides will likely discuss the immediate implementation of the Phase-II of China-Pakistan Free Trade Agreement.

They will also examine the abolition of quota for all Pakistani agricultural products like rice, wheat, corn, soybean, sugar and tobacco. This would be the third visit of the premier to China within a year.

The visit comes only a few days after the premier returned to Pakistan after attending the United Nations General Assembly session in New York, where he met several world leaders during a week-long stay in the US.

Meanwhile, PM Khan will hold meetings with Chinese President Xi Jinping, Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang, and other important government figures in the Chinese capital.

He will address the China-Pakistan Business Forum in the Chinese capital as well, aiming to bolster economic and trade exchanges between the two neighbouring countries.

The delegation travelling with the premier is expected to hold talks with several Chinese entrepreneurs and heads of different companies on the visit to explore possibilities related to investment in Pakistan.