ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Prime Minister Imran Khan will visit China from April 25 to 28, 2019 to attend the 2nd Belt and Road Forum in Beijing, the Dispatch News Desk (DND) news agency reported.
The 2nd Belt and Road Forum will be inaugurated by the Chinese President Xi Jinping on 26 April.
The Belt and Road Forum provides a platform to countries participating in Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) for exchanging views and experiences on regional connectivity; policy synergy; socio-economic development and trade and commerce. Leaders from 40 Countries and delegations from over 100 countries, international organizations and corporate sector would participate in the event.
During the visit, the prime minister will be accompanied by a ministerial delegation. He will deliver a keynote speech in the opening ceremony of the 2nd Belt and Road Forum and participate in the Leaders’ Round Table.
Imran Khan would also hold meetings with several Heads of State/Government and corporate and business leaders.
In addition to participating in the Belt and Road Forum, the prime minister would also hold bilateral meetings with the Chinese President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang.
Pakistan and China will also sign several Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) and agreements to enhance bilateral cooperation in diverse areas.
Following the Forum, the prime minister will attend Beijing International Horticulture Exhibition-2019 and address Pakistan Trade and Investment Conference in Beijing.
This will be the second visit of Prime Minister Imran Khan to China. He had earlier paid a state visit to China in November 2018.