FO Qureshi departs for china for ‘very important’ two-day visit

Minister of foreign affairs Shah Mahmood Qureshi departed for a two-day visit to China, here on Thursday.

According to the statement issued by the Foreign Office, the Foreign Minister went to China to attend the second round of the China-Pakistan Foreign Ministers’ Strategic Dialogue.

Shah Mehmood also released a video message before his departure, Qureshi said he was going on a “very important trip to China” and that he had a discussion with Prime Minister Imran Khan before leaving.

“I am leaving on a very important visit to China. I had a discussion with the prime minister regarding this visit yesterday. My delegation will represent the stance of the political and military leadership of the country. I am hopeful that my meeting with Foreign Minster Wang Yi will prove to be beneficial for both countries,” Qureshi said.

During his visit, the foreign minister is accompanied by senior officials, will visit China’s Hainan province where he will lead the Pakistani delegation in the dialogue, the FO statement added. He is scheduled to return tomorrow (August 21).

State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi will lead the Chinese side during the dialogue, according to the statement.