ISLAMABAD: Adviser to the Prime Minister on Finance and Revenue Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh met Ambassador of China Mr Yao Jing on Friday to review the preparations of the upcoming visit of the Chinese President Xi Jinping.
The meeting took place on the instructions of the prime minister as the government has attached significant importance to this meeting. The adviser and the ambassador shared the details of the progress of preparation for the upcoming visit of President Xi Jinping.
The adviser said that Pakistan values the relations with China highly and would welcome the President with highest respect and regards. He also thanked the Chinese Government on their massive support in the FATF meetings.
He said that China and other brotherly countries have supported Pakistan throughout the process in terms of guiding the country to improve its frameworks. Hr condoled with the envoy on account of the coronavirus outbreak.
The ambassador said that it is a difficult time for the people of China but they are dealing patiently with the calamity and hoping to overcome it very soon. He thanked Pakistan on the support in this difficult time.
They also discussed progress on the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and measures to enhance the bilateral trade between the two countries stating that it was progressing smoothly. Matters of bilateral interest were discussed and both sides agreed to enhance economic cooperation in the future.