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Pakistan’s foreign minister leaves for China to discuss CPEC, bilateral relations

08:47 PM | 17 Mar, 2019
Pakistan’s foreign minister leaves for China to discuss CPEC, bilateral relations
ISLAMABAD – Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi is visiting China from March 17 to 20, 2019 for first Pakistan-China Foreign Ministers' Strategic Dialogue.

Both sides will hold comprehensive discussions on the entire range of bilateral relations including China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

Both sides shall also discuss the regional situation and cooperation at multilateral fora.

The CPEC, which connects Gwadar Port in Balochistan with China’s Xinjiang province, is the flagship project of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s ambitious Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). The $60 billion-plus economic corridor, launched in 2015, is a planned network of roads, railways and energy projects.

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The foreign minister will also address Political Parties Forum on CPEC and participate in ruling parties' dialogue between PTI and CPC during the visit. He will also call on Chinese leadership to discuss the future strategy on the regional situation.

The minister's visit will add momentum to close and broad-based bilateral ties and will reinforce efforts to deepen economic engagement under CPEC.

Earlier today, while addressing a press conference in Islamabad, Qureshi said China had once again proved to be a sincere friend by supporting Pakistan at the United Nations Security Council in the recently held meeting.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 22 February 2024

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 22, 2024 (Thursday)

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.6 for buying and 282.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 300.2 for buying and 303.2 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 350.6 for buying, and 354.1 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.2 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.45.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 22 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.6 282.4
Euro EUR 300.2 303.2
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.6 354.1
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.2 76.95
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.45 75.2
Australian Dollar AUD 181.15 183.15
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.32 751.32
Canadian Dollar CAD 207.15 209.15
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.74 36.09
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.41 911.41
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 725.96 733.96
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207.1 209.1
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 316.9 319.4
Thai Bhat THB 7.93 8.08

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