This Article is From Apr 20, 2015

Chinese President Xi Jinping Leaves for Pakistan Visit

Chinese President Xi Jinping Leaves for Pakistan Visit

File photo of Chinese President Xi Jinping (Reuters)

Beijing: Chinese President Xi Jinping today left for a state visit to Pakistan, at the invitation of Pakistani President Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

President Xi will also visit Indonesia where he will attend the Asian-African Summit and activities commemorating the 60th anniversary of the Bandung Conference, at the invitation of Indonesian President Joko Widodo, Xinhua news agency reported.

Mr Xi is accompanied by a delegation of top government officials and diplomats, including China's First Lady, Peng Liyuan.

According to sources, China and Pakistan are expected to sign a number of agreements and memorandum of understanding worth almost $50 billion, relating to key development projects in infrastructure, energy, and communication sectors under the ambit of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.

Mr Xi will be conferred with the Pakistan's highest civilian award, the Nishan-e-Pakistan.