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Chinese PM meets Kayani

May 23, 2013
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang gestures during a joint press conference with unseen Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari at the presidential palace in Islamabad on May 22, 2013. — AFP Photo
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang gestures during a joint press conference with unseen Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari at the presidential palace in Islamabad on May 22, 2013. — AFP Photo

ISLAMABAD: Chinese Prime Miniser Li Keqiang was meeting with army chief General Ashfaq Pervez Kayani and naval chief Admiral Mohammad Asif Sandila in Islamabad, DawnNews reported.

Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee Khalid Shameem Wyne was also present at the meeting.

Earlier on Wednesday, the Chinese premier pledged to deepen strategic ties between China and Pakistan irrespective of the international situation.

Also on Wednesday, Prime Minister Keqiang was decorated with Pakistan’s highest civil award, Nishan-i-Pakistan, by President Asif Ali Zardari who said at a reception held in his honour that the “visit will mark yet another important step forward in reinforcing the strategic partnership between the two countries”.