Prime Minister Imran Khan has reached Beijing on his first official visit to China at the invitation of the Chinese leadership.
China’s Minister for Transport Li Xiaopeng, Ambassador to Pakistan Yao Jing, and senior government officials received the Prime Minister at Beijing Airport.
Pakistan Ambassador to China Masood Khalid was also present.
The Prime Minister is accompanied by Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Finance Minister Asad Umar, Railways Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed, Minister for Planning Makhdoom Khusro Bukhtiar, Advisor to Prime Minister on Commerce, Industry and Investment, Abdul Razzak Dawood and Chief Minister of Balochistan, Jam Mir Kamal.
The Prime Minister's visit is aimed at reviewing the entire range of bilateral relations and to participate in First China International Import Expo in Shanghai.
Prime Minister Imran Khan, on the first day of his visit to China, is scheduled to meet President of the People's Republic of China Xi Jinping, today.
The historic meeting of the two leaders will reinforce shared commitment to take all-weather and time-tested Pakistan-China friendship to new heights and would further strengthen the existing multifaceted equation of the two countries for the benefit of the two countries and the region.
The entire gamut of Pak-China strategic relations would be discussed during the meeting.
The Prime Minister is also scheduled to meet today President Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank Jin Liqun.
Later, the Prime Minister will meet Minister for International Department of the Central Committee, Communist Party of China Song Tao.