President Dr Arif Alvi reached China for his two-day visit at the invitation of President Xi Jinping.
Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Asad Umar and senior officials have accompanied the President.
Chinese Minister for Agriculture and Rural Affairs Han Changfu, Pakistan’s Ambassador to China Naghmana Alamgir Hashmi and other senior officials of the Chinese government and Pakistan Embassy in Beijing gave a warm welcome to him.
According to the international news agency, A smartly turned out contingent of the People’s Liberation Army presented a guard of honour.
Sources reveal that President Arif Alvi will conduct separate meetings with President Xi Jinping, Prime Minister Li Keqiang and other Chiese officials.
Officials are likely to sign some Memorandums of Understanding during the visit.
They will enhance the bilateral cooperation in multiple spheres between Beijing and Islamabad.
This will be the president’s first visit to China, which is singularly aimed at conveying strong support and solidarity of Pakistan towards the people of China as the country battles the spread of Covid-19.
The visit will play an important role in further solidifying the historic bonds of trust and mutual support between the two iron brothers, the government said on Sunday.
It will also serve as an opportunity for the leadership of the two countries to review bilateral, regional and international issues and to advance the shared goals of promoting peace, prosperity and development, it added.
Pakistan and China are the closest friends and staunch partners.
The two countries are joined together in an all-Weather strategic cooperative partnership, the government reaffirmed.