Vice-Premier of the State Council of People’s Republic of China, HE Wang Yang will lead a high level delegation to Pakistan from August 13th-14th, 2017, announced the Foreign Office in a statement on Saturday.
“Vice Premier Wang Yang is undertaking the visit to Pakistan on the directions of President Xi Jinping as a special gesture to participate in the 70th Independence Day Celebrations of Pakistan,” reads the statement. Attending as a member of the Politburo of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, Vice Premier Wang Yang is among the top leadership of China.
His visit on this important milestone for Pakistan is a reflection of the all-weather strategic cooperative partnership between Pakistan and China, the statement added.
To strengthen ties between the two countries, a contingent of the “guard of honour” of the services of the Chinese Army (PLA) took part in the Pakistan Day military parade held in Islamabad in March.
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, the statement said.
The vice premier shall also be attending the flag-hoisting ceremony on August 14th as a special guest, and call on both the president and prime minister. Yang shall also be participating in the inauguration ceremony of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and witness the important signing of bilateral agreements between the two countries.