Minister of Foreign Affairs Khawaja Muhammad Asif reached Beijing Friday evening on a state visit to China to hold discussions on bilateral relations and matters of mutual interest in terms of regional and international strategies, Geo News reported.
Top officials of the Chinese Foreign Ministry welcomed Asif as he arrived at the airport accompanied by Lieutenant General Nasser Janjua — the national security advisor.
Asif is said to hold important talks with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi and other leaders of the country, according to a press briefing by Geng Shuang — the spokesperson for Chinese Foreign Ministry.
These discussions will be focused on the ongoing tensions pertaining to regional issues in Afghanistan as well as broader matters of importance. In addition, the two foreign ministers will be talking about Pak-China relations as well as developmental projects in the region.
Pakistan and China — the all-weather strategic partners — have seen their relationship grow with sound momentum, based on frequent high-level exchanges and fruitful outcome of practical cooperation.
With regard to Asif’s visit, Shuang said it is another important event that will further help implement the cooperation consensus reached between the two leaders. He said the deep and practical cooperation —especially in terms of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) — would enhance coordination and communication on international and regional fronts.
Khawaja Asif is visiting China at the invitation of Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi.