China sends vice Premier to attend Pakistan’s Independence Day celebrations
ISLAMABAD: Vice Premier of China HE Wang Yang is all set to arrive today (Sunday) to attend the celebrations of 70th Independence Day of Pakistan.
He would be leading a delegation on a two day official visit to Pakistan starting from 13 August. Vice Premier Wang Yang is undertaking the visit to Pakistan on the directions of Chinese President Xi Jinping as a special gesture. His visit is a reflection of the all-weather strategic cooperative partnership between Pakistan and China.
“As part of its plan to express complete solidarity and brotherhood with Pakistan, China had initially decided that Vice President Li Yuanchao would be leading a delegation to attend the Celebrations,” the source said.
However, the official added that following the recent developments shook the government structure in Pakistan, China decided to downgrade its representation. Now Vice Premier Wang would be leading a delegation,” the official added.
The special visit of Vice Premier Wang underscores the close brotherly and cooperative ties between Pakistan and China and China’s strong political support for Pakistan.
During his visit, the Vice Premier will attend the flag-hoisting ceremony on 14th August as a special guest, and call on the President. He will also call on the prime minister. He will participate in the inauguration ceremony of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects and witness the signing of bilateral MoUs/agreements between the two friendly countries.