ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi began his three-day visit to China on Monday to attend the first high-level Pakistan-China strategic talks between the foreign ministers of both the countries.
He was received at the airport by Chinese officials and Pakistan's Ambassador in Beijing, Masood Khalid.
“Both sides will hold comprehensive discussions on the entire range of bilateral relations including CPEC (China Pakistan Economic Corridor),” a statement released by Pakistan’s Foreign Office read.
According to the statement, the Foreign Ministers' Strategic Dialogue will also see both the sides discuss the regional situation and cooperation at the multilateral level.
“The foreign minister will also address the Political Parties Forum on CPEC and participate in the ruling parties’ dialogue between PTI (Pakistan Threek-e-Insaf) and CPC during the visit,” the statement read.
FM Qureshi will also call on the Chinese leadership during the visit.
Qureshi's visit will add “momentum to close and broad-based bilateral ties and will reinforce efforts to deepen economic engagement under CPEC,” the statement added.
China is one of Pakistan’s closest allies and both countries enjoy a close cooperation in various fields, including defense.