Chinese VP arrives in Pakistan to celebrate 70th Independence Day

Chinese VP arrives in Pakistan to celebrate 70th Independence Day

Wang Yang, the vice-premier of the State Council of the People's Republic of China, will attend the Independence Day flag hoisting ceremony in Islamabad on Monday, says a press release from the Chinese Embassy said.

According to Foreign Office spokesperson, the vice premier is undertaking the visit on the directions of President Xi Jinping as a special gesture to participate in the 70th Independence Anniversary Celebrations of Pakistan.

The special visit of Vice Premier Wang underscores the close brotherly and cooperative ties between Pakistan and China. Geng did not give the details of Wang's Nepal visit.

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The visit to Pakistan and Nepal by the top Chinese official comes as India and China have been locked in a military standoff for almost two months at the strategic Doklam plateau in Bhutan.

He is also expected to participate in the inauguration ceremonies of several China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects and witness the signing of bilateral memorandums of understanding (MoUs) between the two countries.

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