Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan Image Credit: NYT

Dubai: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan will go to China on a four-day official visit on April 25.

According to Pakistan Foreign office, Prime Minister Imran is visiting China on the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping, to attend the 2nd Belt and Road Forum in Beijing. Leaders from 40 countries, and delegations from over 100 countries, international organisations and corporates would participate in the event.

The high-profile meeting on April 26 and 27 will bring together dozens of heads of states, including Russian President Vladimir Putin. This will be Imran’s second official visit to the country in less than six months as he had visited China on November 2 in 2018, soon after become the prime minister of Pakistan. Imran is also scheduled to visit Iran for two days from April 21.

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Prime Minister Imran will be accompanied by a ministerial delegation. He is scheduled to deliver a keynote speech at the opening ceremony of the Belt and Road Forum, and participate in the Leaders’ Round Table. He will hold meetings with several Heads of States, and government, corporate and business leaders.

Imran will also hold bilateral meetings with President Xi Jinping and Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang.

Pakistan and China are expected to sign several MoUs and agreements to enhance bilateral cooperation in diverse areas.

Imran will then attend Beijing International Horticulture Exhibition-2019 and also address Pakistan Trade and Investment Conference in Beijing.

Khan's visit to China comes as Pakistan faces a deepening economic crisis.