Curtain Raiser : Visit of Prime Minister to China, 25-28 April, 2019April 17, 2019
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 will be 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 the Prime Minister to China. He had earlier paid a state visit to China in November last year.
Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs Government of Pakistan