Islamabad: Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan will be on his first visit to China on November 3. During this time, he will meet Chinese President Xi Chunfing and other key leaders and discuss ways to strengthen defense relations as well as discuss the China-Pakistan economic corridor projects (CPEC) surrounded by disputes. According to the report printed in the media, Prime Minister Khan will visit China from November 3, before the International Monetary Fund officials visit Pakistan.
The IMF officials are coming for a formal discussion on the aid package for Pakistan struggling with cash crunch. Finance Minister Asad Umar said last week that the IMF delegation is likely to arrive in Pakistan on November 7. It is notable that the US has attributed the debt of the CPE project to Pakistan's current situation. However, both China and Pakistan have dismissed it. This is his third foreign trip after Imran Khan became the Prime Minister of Pakistan. Before that he went to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates from there.
According to the Geo News report, Prime Minister Khan will reach China on a three-day trip on November 3 and discuss economic and defense cooperation along with CPE projects. It said that he will also participate in Chinese International Import Export 2018 in Shanghai on November 5. Khan was invited by Chinese Premier Li Qing to visit China.