ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif is leaving for China on Tuesday for a two-day visit at the invitation of the Premier of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China Li Keqiang.
Accompanied by a high-level delegation including the Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, the prime minister will meet with the Chinese President Xi Jinping and hold delegation level talks with Premier Li Keqiang.
The two sides will review the All-Weather Strategic Cooperation Partnership and exchange views on regional and global developments.
In a twitter statement prior to leaving for Beijing, Shahbaz Sharif said that he is honored to be among the first few leaders to have been invited after the historic 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC).
The prime minister said that at a time when the world is grappling with multiple challenges, Pakistan and China stand together as friends and partners.
Shahbaz Sharif further wrote on Twitter aid that his discussions with the Chinese leadership will focus on revitalization of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) among many other things. He said that he second phase of CPEC promises to usher in a new era of socio-economic progress that will uplift quality of our people’s lives.
There is a lot to learn from Chinese economic miracle, he said.