PM in Beijing to attend Olympics' opening, meet Chinese leadership

He is accompanied by several ministers
Photo: APP
Photo: APP

Prime Minister Imran Khan has arrived in Beijing to start his four-day official visit to China. 

He will also attend the opening ceremony of the Beijing Winter Olympics 2022 on Friday. 

The premier was received by China’s Assistant Foreign Minister Wu Jianghao. 

He is accompanied by Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Finance Minister Shaukat Tarin, Planning Minister Asad Umar, Information Minister Chaudhry Fawad Hussain, National Security Adviser Moeed Yusuf, Commerce Adviser Abdul Razak Dawood and Special Assistant on China Pakistan Economic Corridor Khalid Mansoor. 

PM Khan will meet the China’s President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang. 

According to the Associated Press of Pakistan (APP), ways to promote bilateral trade and economic cooperation will be discussed in the meetings.

PM will also interact virtually with prominent Chinese business leaders, think tanks, intellectuals and journalists.

This is the prime minister’s fourth visit to China. 

What Pakistan expects from the visit

Before leaving for China, Shaukat Tarin told reporters that Pakistan will ask China to set up industries in Pakistan where special economic zones (SEZs) were ready to work.

Asad Umar said that Pakistan has prepared a booklet for the Chinese investors, indicating where they could find lucrative opportunities.

Dawood said that Pakistan seeks improved cooperation in agriculture. Pakistan recently imported Urea from China after it faced a shortage in the domestic market.

NSA Yusuf said that Pakistan and China will discuss peace in Afghanistan because China wants to extend the CPEC to Afghanistan and the interim Kabul government was also interested in the idea.

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