ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The prime minister’s advisor on national security and foreign affairs Sartaj Aziz has said that the visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping to Pakistan has been cancelled in light of the ongoing protests in Islamabad led by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and the Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT).
The cancellation came following consultations between the governments of China and Pakistan.
“The visit stands cancelled which is most unfortunate,” Aziz told the Senate foreign affairs committee which met at the Parliament House on Friday.
The Chinese president is still scheduled to visit India and Sri Lanka in late September.
This will be his first visit ever to South Asian countries after taking office as the president of China.