ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Member of the Politburo of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and Director of the Central Commission on Foreign Affairs of the CPC His Excellency Mr. Yang Jiechi is visiting Pakistan on June 29-30, 2022.
During the visit, the visiting dignitary will hold talks with the Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and call on Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif.
Mr. Yang Jiechi will be accompanied by the Vice Ministers for Foreign Affairs and Commerce, the Vice Chairman of China International Development Cooperation Agency (CIDCA), and the Deputy Secretary General of the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC).
As Director of the Central Commission on Foreign Affairs, Mr. Yang Jiechi has a prominent role in China’s foreign relations. He has previously served as China’s Foreign Minister from 2007-13 and State Councilor from 2013-17.
The visit is part of the regular high-level exchanges between Pakistan and China. Recently, these interactions included virtual meeting between the Foreign Ministers on May 11, 2022; Prime Minister’s telephone call with Premier Li on May 16, 2022; and Foreign Minister’s visit to China on May 21-22, 2022.
The Director Yang’s visit reflects the importance attached by Pakistan and China to further deepen their “All-Weather Strategic Cooperative Partnership”, reaffirm mutual support on issues of each other’s core interests, enhance economic engagement, explore new avenues of bilateral cooperation for betterment of the two peoples, advance high-quality development of CPEC, and coordinate positions on important regional and global issues of mutual interest.