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Chinese President Xi Jinping is scheduled to visit Pakistan next week


Chinese President Xi Jingping is going to make his first official visit to Pakistan either on April 20 or 21, as stated by officials.


Earlier, in a joint press conference, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi confirmed the president’s visit to Pakistan within the next few months but no data was given for the visit.

Mr Jinping is expected to address the joint session of Parliament in Pakistan, according to officials.


A sound relationship has flourished between the two countries over the past few years and this visit would turn out to be the first of its kind in the past nine years. Wang Yi visited Pakistan in February on an official two-day tour in when Pakistan and China were in concord of everything that was taken into discussion.

The Chinese president was scheduled to visit Pakistan last year, but had to postpone his coming due to the sit-ins in federal capital Islamabad carried out by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT). In this visit, he was scheduled to visit India, Sri Lanka and Maldives as well.

‘We (both nations) have mutually agreed to postpone the visit,’ a senior official in the Chinese embassy had told the media.

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