Chinese President in PM House Islambad
ISLAMABAD: Chinese President Xi Jinping along with his First Lady, after receiving a warm welcome at the Islamabad airport, arrived at the Prime Minister House in Islamabad on Monday.
A high-level delegation between top officials of the two countries is currently underway at the PM House.
Xi is on a two-day state visit to Pakistan and is expected to sign a number of important agreements and MoUs worth $46 billion.
The two countries are set to cooperate in gas, coal, and solar energy projects to provide 16,400 megawatts of electricity — roughly equivalent to the country’s entire current capacity.
Upon arrival, a fleet of eight JF-17 Thunder fighter jets received the President of People’s Republic of China and escort him to airport.
A 21-gun salute was also presented to the honorable guest at the airport.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Chief of Army Staff General Raheel arrived at the airport to welcome the Chinese premier.
The Chinese president was accompanied by First Lady Madam Peng Liyuan, senior ministers, high-level functionaries of the Communist Party and senior government officials.
Chief executive officers from a wide spectrum of business houses of China also accompanied the president.
The entire route right from the airport to Constitution Avenue was decorated with colourful banners inscribed with slogans reading: “Long Live Pak-China Friendship”, “Pak-China Friendship Deeper than Oceans”, Brothers” “Pak-China partners in Peace and Development.”
Portraits of Chinese President Xi-Jinping, President Mamnoon Hussain and PM Nawaz were on display on both sides of the route.
Horticulture Wing of Capital Development Authority was also tastefully decorated all the major avenues in the city with plantation of beautiful seasonal flowers, Radio Pakistan reported.
President Mamnoon Hussain also hosted a luncheon in honour of the visiting dignitary.
President Xi Jinping will be conferred the country’s highest civil award, the ‘Nishan-e-Pakistan’ at a special investiture ceremony at the Aiwan-e-Sadr.
Xi is the first Chinese head of state to visit Islamabad since 2006. He was originally scheduled to travel to Pakistan in September last year but cancelled his trip due to political unrest in the country.
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