President Alvi leaves for China on two-day


ISLAMABAD, March 16 (DNA): President Arif Alvi left for Beijing on
Monday a two-day visit to China at the invitation Chinese President Xi
Jinping.The president is accompanied by a delegation including the foreign
minister, minister for planning and senior officials, a foreign office
statement said.Alvi will meet with President Xi and other Chinese leaders. A number of
memorandums of understanding are expected to be signed, the statement

This will be Alvi’s first visit to China, which is “singularly aimed at
conveying strong support and solidarity of Pakistan towards the
Government and the people of China while Beijing was resolutely engaged
in efforts to contain and deal with the spread of COVID-19,” according
to the statement said.

The foreign office said the visit will play an important role in further
solidifying the historic bonds of trust and mutual support between the
two “iron brothers”.

“It will also serve as an opportunity for the leadership of the two
countries to review bilateral, regional and international issues and to
advance the shared goals of promoting peace, prosperity and development
in the region and beyond,” the statement said.

It said Pakistan and China are the closest friends and staunch partners,
adding the two countries are joined together in an “All-Weather
Strategic Cooperative Partnership.”