Beijing, 16 October 2023 (TDI): Anwar-ul-Haq Kakar, Pakistan’s Prime Minister at the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping, has left for Beijing to participate in the 3rd Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) Forum, starting from October 17 to 18.

“Connectivity in an Open Global Economy” will be the topic of the Prime Minister’s speech at the high-level event.

Vladimir Putin, the President of Russia, plans to attend the conference in Beijing to commemorate the BRI 10th anniversary.

Delegates from many developing nations, especially from Latin America and Africa, will join him.

President Xi Jinping is spearheading the gathering.

The Prime Minister will expound on the development gains made possible by the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) during the past ten years.

He will also emphasize forthcoming objectives and reiterate Pakistan’s participation in this significant initiative.

Anwar ul Haq Kakar expressed his eagerness to forge new alliances, foster regional connectivity, and reinforce existing ones in order to create a better future.

The Prime Minister will also meet privately with members of the Chinese leadership during the trip, including President Xi Jinping, Premier Li Qiang, and other influential figures.

Additionally, he will meet with the world leaders attending the event.

In order to explore establishing partnerships, including joint ventures in Pakistan, the Prime Minister will also meet with prominent Chinese businesspeople, including the leaders of major enterprises and industry giants.

Anticipated are the signing of a number of agreements and Memorandums of Understanding in the fields of agriculture, health, industry, green energy, and space technology.

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The Prime Minister will also travel to Urumqi to meet with businesspeople and local leaders to promote trade, investment, and interpersonal relationships.

The BRI is a plan for global infrastructure and energy networks that China launched a decade ago to connect Asia with Africa and Europe through land and maritime routes.

Under the BRI, Beijing has pledged over $60 billion for energy, infrastructure and other projects in Pakistan.

China had signed Belt and Road cooperation documents with more than 150 countries and over 30 international organizations, reportedly.