Chinese premier accepts PM Shehbaz’s invitation to visit Pakistan

06:12 PM | 23 Jun, 2023
Chinese premier accepts PM Shehbaz’s invitation to visit Pakistan
Source: Radio Pakistan

ISLAMABAD – Chinese Prime Minister Li Qiang will undertake a visit to Pakistan at his earliest convenience as he has accepted an invitation extended by Pakistani premier Shehbaz Sharif.

PM Shehbaz held a meeting with the Chinese counterparty on the sidelines of New Global Financial Pact Summit in Paris. It was the first in-person meeting between the two leaders since Premier Li assumed office in March this year.

Both sides have agreed on the centrality of CPEC for Pakistan's socio-economic development. They also expressed their firm commitment to continue working together for realizing its shared objectives for the two countries.

The conversation was marked by traditional warmth and cordiality that has been the hallmark of Pakistan-China All-Weather Strategic Cooperative Partnership.

During the meeting, the two sides held an in-depth discussion on the entire gamut of bilateral relationship including China-Pakistan Economic Corridor as well as bilateral economic cooperation.

Reiterating support to China on its core issues, Sharif appreciated China's unflinching support to Pakistan's territorial integrity, sovereignty and socio-economic development.

He noted that China's firm opposition to holding any G20 meeting in the disputed region of Jammu and Kashmir was a vivid reflection of China's principled stance for upholding international law and UN resolutions.

In his remarks, Chinese Premier said Pakistan-China friendship is unique and has withstood the vicissitude of time due to deep fraternal ties between the peoples of the two nations.

He added that as a close neighbour and iron-brother, Pakistan occupies a special position in China's neighbourhood diplomacy and that China would continue its efforts for safeguarding Pakistan's core interests and for the economic development and prosperity of the people of Pakistan.

The two leaders also agreed to celebrate the Decade of CPEC this year to showcase its success. Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and Premier Li Qiang agreed to continue the momentum of high-level exchanges between Pakistan and China.


Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pak Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Riyal 19 May 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 18, 2024 (Saturday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.35 for selling.

Euro stands at 297 for buying and 299.5 for selling while British Pound rate is 348.5 for buying, and 352 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal came down to 73.50.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 19 May 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.4 280.35
Euro EUR 297 299.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 348.5 352
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.25 76
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.5 74.25
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 747.77 755.77
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.49 38.89
Danish Krone DKK 40.25 40.65
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.96 36.31
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 913.28 922.28
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.69 59.29
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.45 171.45
Norwegian Krone NOK 25.67 25.97
Omani Riyal OMR 730.59 738.59
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.41 77.11
Singapore Dollar SGD 203 205
Swedish Korona SEK 25.67 25.97
Swiss Franc CHF 309.01 311.51
Thai Baht THB 7.57 7.72


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