PM Shareef to visit China today

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will leave for Beijing on an official on Friday (today).
Foreign Office Spokesperson Tasneem Aslam in her weekly briefing on Thursday said that during the premier’s visit, a number of agreements and MoUs will be signed by the two countries.
“Most of the agreements will be in the field of energy,” Aslam added.
The spokesperson said the prime minister will hold meetings with the Chinese president and the premier.
She said the visit will further strengthen the bilateral relations.
Earlier, Chinese Assistant Foreign Minister Liu Jianchao, while commenting on the agenda of Prime Minister Nawaz’s visit, also said the two countries will sign important agreements to further enhance bilateral cooperation in various fields.
According to officials, the two countries are expected to sign agreements worth $34 billion during the visit.
Jianchao added that the Chinese president Xi will visit Pakistan on agreed dates after postponing his trip in September reportedly due to security concerns.
PM Nawaz is visiting China on the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping to attend Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Informal Leaders’ meeting in Beijing.
The invite was delivered by Chinese Ambassador Sun Weidong who called on the prime minister on October 17.