FM Qureshi leaves on two-day visit of China
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Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi left for Beijing Thursday on a two-day official visit to China, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
The foreign minister will attend the second round of "Pak-China-Strategic Dialogue" to be held in Beijing. The first round of Pak-China Strategic Dialogue was held in March.
Foreign Secretary Suhail Mehmood accompanied the foreign minister on the two-day visit.
FM @SMQureshiPTI is visiting #China from 20-21 Aug. He will be leading 🇵🇰 delegation to Second Round of China-Pakistan Foreign Ministers' Strategic Dialogue.— Spokesperson 🇵🇰 MoFA (@ForeignOfficePk) August 20, 2020
Both sides will,inter alia,discuss cooperation on #Covid_19, bilateral ties,regional & int’l issues of mutual interest. pic.twitter.com/EOqYPn62D1
Qureshi will hold meetings with his counterpart Wang Yi and other senior Chinese leaders.
Pakistan and Chinese delegations will also discuss the visit of President Xi Jinping to Pakistan, sources maintained.
Talks will also be held at the level of delegations. The TV channel reported that during the visit, security cooperation will be discussed.
The meeting will also deliberate on the security situation regarding China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).
Qureshi will be discussing with his Chinese counterpart about the situation in Ladakh and matters pertaining to the regional situation.
Before his departure, Qureshi in a video message said, “Today, I am leaving for China on an important visit. Regarding this visit, I had a detailed discussion with Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday. I hope my meeting with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi will be useful for both countries.”
“My delegation will represent the political and military mindset,” he further said.
It is pertinent to note that Prime Minister Imran Khan in a TV interview recently has already stated that Pakistanis expecting Chinese President Xi visit in winter and date has yet to be finalized. He also termed China Pakistan’s future.