China's vice premier Wang Yang to visit Pakistan for Independence Day celebrations


Chinese vice premier to be part of Pakistan's Independence Day celebrations

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 reported Radio Pakistan.

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.

His visit on this important milestone for Pakistan is a reflection of the all-weather strategic cooperative partnership between Pakistan and China, the spokesman added.

The face-off began on June 16 after Chinese troops tried to build a road in the disputed area.

Vice Premier of the State Council of China Wang Yang.

During his visit, he will attend the flag-hoisting ceremony on 14th August as a special guest, and call on President Mamnoon Hussain.

Yang will also participate the inauguration ceremony of China-PakistanEconomic Corridor (CPEC) projects and witness the signing of bilateral agreements between the two countries.

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