Prime Minister Imran Khan will leave for China today (Thursday) on a three-day visit at the request of the Chinese leadership to attend the Winter Olympics opening ceremony.

A high-level delegation of Cabinet members and senior government officials will accompany the Prime Minister.

As a global event, the Olympic Games foster mutual understanding, inclusivity, and goodwill among the world’s peoples. Beijing will become the first city to hold both the summer and winter Olympics.

During his visit, the Prime Minister will hold bilateral meetings with President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang. The leaders will look at all aspects of bilateral ties, with a focus on increasing trade and economic cooperation, particularly CPEC.

They will also hold a wide-ranging debate on important regional and global issues.

It would therefore reinvigorate Pakistan and China’s unshakable friendship and offer momentum to collaboration across different fields. During the visit, many Memorandums of Understanding and Agreements would be inked.

The Prime Minister will also meet with important Chinese business executives, as well as representatives from key Chinese think tanks, academia, and the media, during his visit to Beijing.

He will also hold further bilateral sessions on the sidelines.

The Prime Minister’s visit would mark the culmination of events commemorating the 70th anniversary of Pakistan-China diplomatic relations, with over 140 events planned to demonstrate the All-Weather Strategic Cooperative Partnership’s resilience in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic and the unfolding international situation.

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