Islamabad, 2 February 2022 (TDI): The Foreign Office (FO) spokesperson Asim Iftikhar, issued a statement about Prime Minister Imran Khan’s scheduled visit to China from 3rd to 6th February 2022 on the invitation of Chinese leadership.

The Prime Minister will be accompanied by a high-level delegation including the Cabinet members and senior Government officials of Pakistan. During his four-day visit, he will attend the Winter Olympics 2022 in Beijing to promote health and sports diplomacy among Pakistan and China.

The visit has a high significance for the bilateral meetings of Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan with Chinese President Xi-Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang. The bilateral meetings between the premiers will focus on a review of the bilateral relations between Pakistan and China, trade and economic cooperation including the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.

During the meetings, views will be exchanged in detail on major regional and international issues. The important factor of Prime Minister Imran Khan’s visit which is taking place after two years is the concluding celebrations in the honor of the 70th Anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Pakistan and China to retrospect on bilateral relations history between Pakistan and China since 70 years.

The visit would renew the bilateral commitment of partnership between Pakistan and China which will motivate to cooperate across multiple domains. The Foreign Office stated that the Prime Minister would meet prominent Chinese business leaders and representatives of the think tanks, academia, and the media in China and would conclude a number of memoranda of understanding and agreements.

The statement emphasized the importance of the Olympics as a global event and sports diplomacy which is a source to “foster mutual understanding, inclusivity and friendship among people at the global level as stated in the Winter Olympics 2022 official motto: ‘Together for a Shared Future.’