Beijing, 2 November 2022 (TDI): The Prime Minister of Pakistan, Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif was given a Guard of Honour at a ceremony.

The ceremony took place at the Great Hall of People. Premier of the People’s Republic of China, Li Keqiang was also present during the ceremony.

The Prime Minister of Pakistan is on a historic visit to China following the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC). He arrived in Beijing on 1 November 2022 and was received by Wu Jianghad, Assistant Foreign Minister of China.

Earlier, he also met the Chinese President in the Great Hall of the People Government office in Beijing. The two discussed bilateral cooperation and issues pertaining to mutual interest.

Furthermore, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif is accompanied by the Foreign Minister of Pakistan, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, the Federal Minister for Finance and Revenue, Ishaq Dar, and other state officials attended the meeting.

The agenda of the visit is to discuss mutual cooperation in a multitude of domains related to bilateral ties and partnerships between Pakistan and China.

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Engagement with the Chinese leadership on the revitalization of CPEC and meeting with Chinese investors and Pakistani businessmen in China is also on the agenda of Pakistan’s Prime Minister during the visit.

It was also announced earlier that during the visit, Pakistani leadership will emphasize the importance of 2nd phase of CPEC and consolidate the momentum of CPEC cooperation.

In this vein, the Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting of Pakistan, Marriyum Aurangzeb reaffirmed the importance of the visit and said that this visit will advance the all-weather strategic partnership between Pakistan and China.

It is pertinent to note here that Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif is on his maiden state visit to China ever since taking charge of the office.