Pakistani PM Kakar meets Chinese President Xi Jinping at 3rd Belt and Road forum dinner

09:42 AM | 18 Oct, 2023
Pakistani PM Kakar meets Chinese President Xi Jinping at 3rd Belt and Road forum dinner
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BEIJING – Pakistan’s interim prime minister Anwarrul Haq Kakar interacted with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Third Belt and Road Forum dinner.

Kakar is representing Islamabad at the Belt and Road Forum that was held to reiterate the development achievements of CPEC in the last decade as well as future goals. China marks 10th anniversary of President Xi Jinping’s ambitious global infrastructure and energy initiative, to boost global trade.

At the meeting, the Chinese President and the first lady welcomed PM Anwaar Kakar at the Third Belt and Road Forum dinner held in honor of the world leaders.

Several cabinet ministers of interim government also accompanied the PM during his visit to neighboring nation. Leaders from Russia, Kenya, Ethiopia, Mongolia, Hungry, Siri Lanka, and others also attended the dinner.

Pakistani premier had informal meetings with other leaders of the world who participated in the dinner.

China is holding the to uphold the Silk Road spirit, contribute to global connectivity, build platforms for international economic cooperation, and add momentum to world economic growth, Xi Ping said in opening remarks.

The BRI has delivered thousands of practical cooperation projects, and achieved solid and substantial results, Xi said, adding that the achievements of the Belt and Road cooperation are neither a windfall nor made with others’ alms-giving and charity, but are earned by governments, enterprises, and the people of participating countries with their diligence, wisdom and courage.

“The Belt and Road cooperation pursues development, aims at mutual benefits, and conveys a message of hope,” said Xi, noting that the historical trend of peace, development and win-win cooperation is unstoppable, and people’s longing for a better life as well as the aspiration of all countries for common development and prosperity is irresistible.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 20 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remained largely stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 20, 2024 (Tuesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.05 for buying and 282.1 for selling.

On Tuesday, Euro stands at 301 for buying and 304 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.4 for buying, and 355.4 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.55 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.2.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 20 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.05 282.1
Euro EUR 301 304
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.4 355.4
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.55 77.25
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.2 75
Australian Dollar AUD 180 182
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.12 751.12
Canadian Dollar CAD 206.5 208.5
China Yuan CNY 38.84 39.24
Danish Krone DKK 40.24 40.64
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.74 36.09
Indian Rupee INR 3.48 3.59
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 906.33 915.33
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.1 172.1
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 725.75 733.75
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 207
Swedish Korona SEK 26.85 27.15
Swiss Franc CHF 315.64 318.14
Thai Bhat THB 7.93 8.08


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