Imran Khan in Beijing, expect $ 6 Bn package
Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan met his Chinese counterpart Li Keqiang and has signed 15 agreements and memorandums of understanding (MOUs) for cooperation in diverse fields in Beijing, on Saturday. Khan met Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday.
According to Pakistani media the agreements were signed during delegation-level talks between the two countries at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Khan is on his maiden visit to China after assuming power.
Khan led the Pakistani delegation comprising Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and Finance Minister Asad Umar while the Chinese delegation was led by Prime Minister Li Keqiang.
A document on strategic-level talks between foreign ministers was signed. Other agreements were pertaining to poverty alleviation in Pakistan, strengthening cooperation in agriculture and industrial sectors, technical training and establishing special economic zones.
Agreements were also signed between Higher Education of Pakistan and Science Academy of China and between Chinese Academy of Science and Pakistan Metrological Department.
PM Imran reached Beijing on Thursday night. He held meeting with President Xi Jinping on Friday.
According to Dawn, earlier sources said that Pakistan is expected to receive $6 billion economic package from China. A loan of $1.5 billion and a grant of $1.5 billion are expected to be offered, along with an additional package of $3 billion for China Pakistan Economic Corridor.