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President says Pakistan shows solidarity with China over coronavirus outbreak

Atta Ur Rehman KhanWeb Editor & Columnist

16th Mar, 2020. 06:31 pm
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president Arif Alvi

President Dr Arif Alvi Monday said that he was undertaking a two-day visit to China on the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping where he would express solidarity with the people of China who had fought the Coronavirus epidemic.

According to the details, During a brief media talk prior to his departure to China, the president said China wanted to thank Pakistan for expressing solidarity during the Coronavirus epidemic and the way Pakistan as a brother trusted them for taking care of the Pakistanis residing there.

He also added, “I am visiting China to express solidarity with the Chinese people and to express condolences over loss of lives.”

The president, accompanied by Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and Minister for Development Asad Umar, said that they would also get input from the Chinese experiences in handling the situation.

President Arif Alvi departs for China over Coronavirus crisis

Earlier today, President Arif Alvi departs for a two-day visit to China, along with senior ministers, at the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping.

A delegation, including Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Asad Umar, and other senior officials will accompany the President Arif Alvi on the visit.

During the visit, a number of Memorandum of Understandings are expected to be signed.

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.


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