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PM Shehbaz Sharif lands in Beijing on two-day official visit

This is prime minister’s first visit to China since assuming office in April 2022

PM Shehbaz Sharif landed in Beijing on Tuesday evening on a two-day official visit.

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif received a grand welcome from his Chinese counterpart Li Keqiang upon arrival.

PM Shehbaz is accompanied by a high-level delegation including Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari among others, on his maiden trip to China after assuming office in April this year.

 

The prime minister is expected to focus on revitalizing the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) during his discussions with officials in Beijing.

The premier before departing for Beijing said that he was “honoured to be among the first few leaders to have been invited after the historic 20th National Congress of the CPC”.

PM said that the second phase of CPEC is expected to usher in a new era of socioeconomic development that will improve the standard of living for our people.

The premier also said that there is a lot to learn from the Chinese economic miracle.

“This would be the prime minister’s first visit to China since assuming office in April 2022 and follows his meeting with President Xi Jinping in Uzbekistan on September 16,” the spokesperson said in a statement.

 

Saman Siddiqui

Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.

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