Xi's visit to Pakistan rescheduled, new date to be announced soon

ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) - Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to Pakistan has been rescheduled due to coronavirus. The leader was scheduled to visit Pakistan this year.

This was announced by Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Yao Jing in a conversation with the media on Thursday. He said that President Xi Jinping’s visit to Pakistan this year has been rescheduled due to Covid-19.

The Ambassador said the two governments were working on deciding a new date for President Xi’s visit to Pakistan and that it would be announced soon. Prime Minister Imran Khan had invited the Chinese President to Pakistan during his visit to China.

Yao Jing said that the Chinese government is satisfied with the progress of CPEC and both governments are aware of the dangers facing the economic corridor. Together, Pakistan and China will defeat these threats, he added.

He said that we will not allow our enemies to succeed in their nefarious designs and CPEC projects will continue despite the challenge of Covid-19 on both sides.

The Chinese Ambassador said that the steps taken by both the countries to deal with the pandemic were commendable. He reassured China’s confidence in CPEC saying that negative elements cannot stop both countries from cooperation. The people of both the countries will be able to benefit from this project, he added.