Chinese president to visit Pakistan this year
Beijing, Feb 9 (IANS) Chinese President Xi Jinping is expected to visit Pakistan this year, the Chinese foreign ministry said in a statement Monday.
“President Xi is looking forward to visiting to Pakistan within this year when it is convenient to both sides. We are in close communication and coordination with the Pakistani side on this,” Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson, Hua Chunying, said in a daily press briefing.
She added: “China-Pakistan relations are developing steadily. The two countries are engaged in close high-level exchanges, and leaders of the two states meet with each other frequently.”
China has mentioned that Pakistan constituted its “irreplaceable all-weather friend”.
Hua also said that Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi would visit Pakistan, Iran and United Arab Emirates (UAE) Feb 12-16.