Posted on April 30, 2019 at 01:00 PM
Prime Minister Imran Khan visited China on 25th April on a four-day official visit.
On the arrival of Prime Minister Imran Khan Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan, Deputy Secretary-General, Beijing Municipal to Committee of CPPCC.
The Prime Minister is visiting the country on the invitation on President Xi Jinping to attend the 2nd Belt Road forum in Beijing on Friday.
Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) forum basically provides a platform to exchange new ideas, views and experiences on regional connectivity, socio-economic development, policy synergy, trade and commerce. Leaders from 40 countries and delegations from100 countries would participate in the event.
It is the 2nd visit of Prime Minister Imran Khan to visit since November 2018. Prime Minister Imran Khan also delivered the speech at the round table on 27 April 2019. The theme of the round table was "Boosting Connectivity to Explore New Sources of Growth."
Prime Minister Imran Khan said that both countries have a high level of mutual interest and understanding. Further Imran Khan added that.
In Phase II of CPEC Pakistan and China are jointly focusing on job creation, socio-economic development, accelerating cooperation in Industrial and Special economic zones, livelihood.
On the other side of Belt and Road Forum, Prime Minister Imran Khan had meetings with other leaders from Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrghyz and Ethiopia. PM Imran Khan also met with MD of IMF and CEO of World Bank as well as other business representatives of businesses.
Pakistan and China signed different agreements on this occasion:
1- Second phase of China Pakistan free trade agreement.
2- Up gradation of ML-1 from Peshawar to Karachi and establishment of Havelian dry port under CPEC.
3- MoU signed in the field of Marine Sciences,
4- MoU signed between CIDCA and Ministry of Planning, Development and Reform on the implementation of projects under Socio-economic development.
5- China-Pakistan Economic and technical cooperation agreement.
6- Rashakzai SEZ joint venture and License agreement.
Prime Minister Imran Khan attends a luncheon hosted by China. On 28th April he addressed a China-Pakistan Trade and Investment forum bringing together Pakistani and Chinese entrepreneurs.
Imran Khan was accompanied by Ministerial delegation which included Minister for Planning, Foreign Minister, Minister for Energy, Minister for Railways and Advisors on Commerce and Finance as well as Chairman BOI.
The Prime Minister second visit to China offered an important opportunity to exchange views with China and other countries on regional issues and on the implementation of Phase II of CPEC which is focused on socio-economic development and cooperation and an open invitation to Chinese investors to explore the potential market of Pakistan.
Prime Minister Imran Khan visit to China plays a vital role with the Chinese leadership once again and it affirmed the strategic alliance and partnership which remains constant by adverse regional and international development and it is strengthening day by day.