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PM returns from week-long visit to China

Updated May 19, 2017


ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif returned home on Thursday after a week-long visit to China, where he participated in the One Belt, One Road (OBOR) forum.

During his stay in China, the premier met Chinese President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Li Keqiang. Several agreements and memorandums of under­standing (MoUs) relating to the China-Pakistan Econo­mic Corridor (CPEC) projects were signed between the two countries. CPEC is the flagship programme of the OBOR.

Mr Sharif also held bilateral meetings with several heads of state and government on the sidelines of the forum. In the first leg of his visit to China, Mr Sharif was accompanied by the chief ministers of Pun­jab, Khyber Pakhtun­khwa, Balochistan and Sindh.

Published in Dawn, May 19th, 2017