FM Qureshi reaches China on three-day visit


ISLAMABAD, MAR 18 (DNA) – Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi reached China on a three-day visit on Monday.The foreign minister will attend the first Pakistan-China Foreign Ministers’ Strategic Dialogue during his visit.Chinese envoy Mr. Yao Jing, Ambassador to China Masood Khalid and other embassy officials welcomed FM Qureshi upon his arrival.A Foreign Office (FO) statement said both sides will hold comprehensive discussions on the entire range of bilateral relations, including China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and also discuss regional situation and cooperation at multilateral forums.

During the visit, FM Qureshi will address the Political Parties Forum on CPEC and participate in the ruling parties’ dialogue between Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and the Communist Party of China.

The foreign minister will also call on the Chinese leadership.
In a video message, the Qureshi said that “China is a time tested friend of Pakistan and supported Islamabad at every critical time.”

“Time has come to hold consultations with China and make a joint strategy for the future,” the foreign minister went on to add.

FM Qureshi’s visit is of high importance in the current political scenario.