Prime Minister Imran Khan is set to leave today for China on an official visit at the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping.
The premiere will be attending the 2nd Belt and Road Forum in Beijing which is scheduled on Friday (tomorrow).
According to The Nation, Imran Khan will be the keynote speaker during the opening ceremony of the forum, he’ll also address and participate in the Leader’s Round Table. Khan is scheduled to attend various other events related to the Belt and Road Initiative.
The Belt and Road forum will provide an open platform for the leaders from forty countries and delegations from more than 100 countries, international organisations, members from corporate sector to participate and exchange views, their experiences on regional connectivity, policy synergy, trade, challenges and solutions to socio-economic development sector.
Pakistan’s premiere along with his selected cabinet ministers will hold meetings with various Heads of State, corporate sector representatives, and business leaders.
Imran Khan’s second official visit to China also holds another important significance, he will be signing on the second phase of Free Trade Agreement between China and Pakistan.
The agreement’s clauses will be on the safeguard of Pakistani industries, along with a productive trade relation with the Chinese government.
Both countries are expected to sign more agreements and MoUs to further improve its cooperation in various fields of trade interests.
In addition, during this official visit Imran Khan will hold bilateral meetings with the Chinese President Xi Jingping and Premier Li Keqiang.
During his official stay in China, the Pakistani Premier will attend this year’s Beijing International Horticulture Exhibition and will address Pakistan Trade and Investment Conference in China’s capital.