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Chinese VP to visit Pakistan today for Independence Day celebrations

Source: Geo • 8 days ago
 Vice Premier of the State Council of China Wang Yang. PHOTO: File

KARACHI: Vice Premier of the State Council of China Wang Yang along with a delegation will visit Pakistan today (Sunday) to participate in the 70th Independence Day celebrations of the country, a Foreign Office spokesman said on Saturday.

The special visit of Vice Premier Wang underscores the close brotherly and cooperative ties between Pakistan and China.

During his visit, the vice premier will attend the flag-hoisting ceremony on August 14 as a special guest, and call on President Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi.

Earlier in March, a contingent of the guard of honour of the three services of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) took part in the Pakistan military parade held in Islamabad to mark the Pakistan Day.

His visit on this important milestone for Pakistan is a reflection of the all-weather strategic cooperative partnership between Pakistan and China, the spokesman added.

Yang will also participate in the inauguration ceremony of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects and witness the signing of bilateral agreements between the two countries.