ISLAMABAD – Vice Premier of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China ‘Wang Yang’ arrived in Pakistan on Sunday on a two-day visit to be part of the Independence Day flag hoisting ceremony.
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The Chinese vice premier is leading a high-powered delegation and is expected to meet President Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi during the visit.
The Chinese foreign ministry said in a statement that Yang is visiting Pakistan on ‘directions of President Xi Jinping as a special gesture’.
Yang is also expected to participate in the inauguration ceremonies of several multi-billion dollars China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects and witness the signing of bilateral memorandums of understanding (MoUs) between the two countries.
This is not the first time, China would be especially participating in a prestigious national event of its closest ally, Pakistan. In March, a contingent of the guard of honor of the three services of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) took part in the Pakistan military parade held in Islamabad to mark Pakistan Day.