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The President of the People’s Republic of China, His Excellency Mr. Xi Jinping, will undertake a State Visit to Pakistan on 20-21 April 2015, at the invitation of the President and the Prime Minister of Pakistan. This would be the Chinese President’s first foreign visit this year.

The Chinese President will be accompanied by a large delegation, including First Lady Madam Peng Liyuan, senior Ministers, high-level functionaries of the Communist Party, and senior government officials. The CEOs from a wide spectrum of business houses of China would also be included in the delegation.

During the visit, President Xi Jinping will meet the President, who will also host a luncheon in honour of the visiting dignitary.

The Chinese President will hold official talks with Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif. Later, both countries would conclude a number of important Agreements/MoUs relating to key development projects in the infrastructure, energy, and communication sectors under the ambit of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor. Other important agreements related to other areas, will also be signed on this occasion.

President Xi Jinping will be conferred the country’s highest civil award, the ‘Nishan-e-Pakistan’ at a special investiture ceremony, organised at the Aiwan-e-Sadr.

During the visit, President Xi Jinping will also address the Joint Session of Parliament.

Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee and the three Services Chiefs will also call on the President of China.
Pakistan and China attach the highest priority to the strategic cooperative partnership between the two countries. Exchanges at the highest level are the hallmark of their unique friendship and wide-ranging cooperation.

During the visit, the two sides will review all aspects of their bilateral relations and also exchange views on regional issues and international developments. President Xi Jinping’s visit would further consolidate the existing ‘all weather relations’ between Pakistan and China, in all areas of importance, especially political, economic and strategic.

The visit would be the most important highlight of the ‘Pakistan-China Year of Friendly Exchanges.’

17 April 2015

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