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ISLAMABAD: Vice Premier of the State Council of China, Wang Yang, acc­om­panied by a high-level delegation, will arrive here on Sunday (today) to participate in the 70th Independence Day celebrations of Pakistan, said a press release from the Chinese Embassy on Saturday.

“Vice Premier Wang is undertaking the visit to Pakistan on the directions of President Xi Jinping as a special gesture to participate in the 70th Independence Day celebrations of Pakistan,” it said.

During his visit, the vice premier will attend the flag-hoisting ceremony on August 14 as a special guest and is expected to meet President Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi. His visit on the country’s important milestone is a reflection of the all-weather strategic cooperative partnership between Pakistan and China.

Mr Wang will participate in inauguration ceremonies of several China-Pakistan Economic Corridor projects and witness the signing of bilateral memorandums of understanding between the two countries.

Published in Dawn, August 13th, 2017