Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang to visit Pakistan tomorrow

Vastavam web: Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang will arrive in Pakistan tomorrow to take part in the country’s Independence Day celebrations on August 14, officials said today.Wang will be accompanied by a high-level delegation for the two-day visit, which comes on the “directions of President Xi Jinping as a special gesture”, the Foreign Office said.From Pakistan, Wang will head to Nepal, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang announced in Beijing.

Geng did not give the details of Wang’s Nepal visit.The visit to Pakistan and Nepal by the top Chinese official comes as India and China have been locked in a military standoff for nearly two months at Doklam near Sikkim.As a member of the Politburo of the Central Committee of the Communist Party, Wang is among the top leaders in China.In Pakistan, he will be the “special guest” to mark the country’s 70th Independence Day, and later call on President Mamnoon Hussain. He will also call on Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, a statement from the foreign office said.In March, a contingent of the guard of honour of the three services of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) took part in the Pakistan military parade held in Islamabad to mark Pakistan Day.