Chinese President Xi jinping reached Pakistan
Monitoring Desk: Chinese President Xi Jinping has reached Nur Khan Airbase Rawalpindi Pakistan where President of Pakistan Mamnoon Hussain, Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and three services chiefs have received him. His plane was escorted by 8 JF-17 Thunder fighter jets when his plane entered into Pakistani air space. National anthems of both the countries were played at the beginning of the historic reception.
Chinese President arrives Pakistan, President, PM, Ministers & three Services Chiefs have received the delegation pic.twitter.com/fEmm6q8xk4
— Radio Pakistan (@RadioPakistan) April 20, 2015
According to Dispatch News Desk news agency, over 1000 flags of China have been exhibited on the walls of entire Nur Khan Airbase Rawalpindi Pakistan and school children are singing Pak-China friendship songs. Airport is giving a scene of festivity. Special security arraignments have been seen in Rawalpindi and Islamabad and over 10,000 police and paramilitary forces have been deployed in and around capital of Pakistan including Margala Hills.
Pak-Chine Dosti Zindabad slogans and songs were heard eveywhere at Nur Khan Airbase while he was giving Guard of honour.
According to state media, President of Pakistan Mamnoon Hussain will host a luncheon reception for the dignitary besides holding a meeting. The Chinese President and the Prime Minister will hold delegation level official talks. Xi Jinping will also address a joint sitting of the Parliament on April 21.
Ministry of foreign affairs indicated that both the countries would sign a number of important agreements and memorandums of understandings worth billions of dollars covering key development projects in the infrastructure, energy and communication sectors under the ambit of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.
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.
Addressing a press conference, the Minister for Planning and Development, Ahsan Iqbal indicated that he Chinese President would inaugurate development projects worth 45 billion dollars under China-Pakistan Economic Corridor. He said the corridor would link Gwadar port with China by a network of highways, railways and pipelines. He said the route would be used as a primary gateway for trade between China and the Middle East.
Ahsan Iqbal said power generation projects from water, solar, hydel and wind would be initiated in all the provinces including FATA and Azad Kashmir to overcome the energy crisis.
It may be mentioned that President Xi will leave for Indonesdia after concluding visit to Pakistan where he will attend the Asian-African Summit and activities commemorating the 60th anniversary of the Bandung Conference, at the invitation of Indonesian President Joko Widodo.