ISLAMABAD: President Arif Alvi on Monday went on a two-day visit to China with senior ministers at the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping, Geo News reported.
The team, including the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Asad Umar, and other senior officials, accompanied the president on the visit.
to lobby for the tour, it is expected to sign a Memorandum of Understanding that promotes bilateral cooperation in many areas between Beijing and Islamabad.
This will be the first of the President’s visits to China, which aims to convey Pakistan’s strong support and unity to the Chinese people as the country battles the Covid-19 distribution.
The visit will play a major role in strengthening the historical ties and trust between the two steel brothers, the government said on Sunday.
It will also serve as an opportunity for the leadership of the two countries to review foreign, regional and international issues as well as advance shared goals of promoting peace, prosperity and development, he added.
Pakistan and China are very close friends and allies. The two countries are united in a joint cooperation strategy for the Global Climate, the government has reaffirmed.
This long-tested friend is based on unequal trust, understanding and mutual interest. The leadership of both countries is fully committed to building close relationships, it said.
President Alvi will be the first head of state to visit the country since China announced it would close fourteen Wuhan hospitals for a sign of victory with the deadly virus that killed more than 3,000 people on the continent.
President Xi visited the city earlier this month and inspected a 1,000-bed hospital built in 10 days to fight the deadly disease before traveling to the local community to call residents alone.