The Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan has arrived to attend 2nd Belt and Road Forum in Beijing, reports Dispatch News Desk (DND) News Agency.
Upon arrival at Beijing, the Prime Minister was received by Ms. Li Lifeng, Deputy Secretary-General, Beijing Municipal Committee of CPPCC, Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan H.E. Mr. Yao Jing and Ambassador of Pakistan to China Mr. Masood Khalid.
Minister for Railways Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed, Minister for Water Resources Muhammad Faisal Vawda, Advisor on Finance Dr. Abdul Hafeez Shaikh, Advisor on Commerce Abdul Razaq Dawood and Chairman Task Force on Science & Technology Dr. Atta ur Rehman are accompanying.
At the invitation of President Xi Jinping, Prime Minister Imran Khan is visiting China from April 25 to 28, 2019 to attend the 2nd Belt and Road Forum in Beijing. The Forum will be inaugurated by President Xi Jinping on 26 April.
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 is accompanied by a ministerial delegation. He will deliver a keynote speech in the opening ceremony of the Forum and participate in the Leaders’ Round Table. He 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 President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang. Pakistan and China will also sign several 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 last year.