Chinese President arrives in Pakistan for state visit

According to Rediff news, President Xi Jinping arrives in Islamabad for his first state visit

Chinese President arrives in Pakistan for state visit

World Bulletin / News Desk 

President Xi Jinping arrived in Islamabad Monday for his first state visit to Pakistan, a South Asian neighbor that Beijing has long described as an "iron friend."  

Xi's trip is expected to focus on strengthening bilateral ties and advancing the construction of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, a planned network of roads, railways and energy projects linking Pakistan's deepwater Gwadar Port with East Turkistan (China's Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region).

The two sides will sign several agreements, including defence, worth USD 50 billion that will stabilise Pakistan's cash-strapped economy and expand the Communist giant’s influence in India's neighbourhood.

The foreign office said that Xi will meet President Mamnoon Hussain and hold official talks with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. He will also meet the chiefs of three services and address a joint session of parliament.

 

Güncelleme Tarihi: 20 Nisan 2015, 10:52
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