Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif said that visit to China on Tuesday is expected to further expand strategic relationships and strengthen economic and business connections.
In an interview with China Global Television Network (CGTN), he expressed his expectation that “this visit, most definitely will result in further strengthening our connections, further expanding business, our trade, and our strategic partnerships with China.”
PM Shehbaz is due to arrive in China on November 1, for an official visit. His trip to China will be his first since taking office in April.
He stated, “I feel truly honoured and emotionally affected; it’s quite pleasant to know that I am one of the first leaders from the world to visit my very, very friendly and brotherly country China.
That demonstrates and reflects, he continued, “the depth of our relationship and the strength of our understanding and bond.”
The prime minister expressed excitement for his discussions with Chinese President Xi Jinping, Premier Li Keqiang, and other members of the Chinese leadership to advance cooperation in a number of areas.
PM expressed his gratitude for the Chinese leadership, people, and companies that have generously donated to the aid provided by China to the flood-affected people in Pakistan.
He asserted that the Chinese leadership had made a significant contribution and had even asked the Pakistani government what else China could do to help the flood victims.
He stated that he intended to imitate the Chinese model of economic development because he was impressed by the swift expansion of China in the economic, social, and cultural spheres.