Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has arrived at China for participating in the 2014 Boao Forum for Asia (BFA), to be held in China’s Hainan province from 9-11 April 2014, at the invitation of the Chinese government.
Upon arrival at Sanya this evening, the Prime Minister was received by Mr. Chen Zhi Rong, Deputy Governor of Hainan Province and by Mr. Sun Wei Dong, Ambassador of China to Pakistan. Prime Minister is accompanied by Special Assistant to PM Mr. Tariq Fatemi and Chief Minister Punjab Mr. Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif.
The Prime Minister would deliver a speech at the opening plenary of the BFA on 10 April, which would be inaugurated by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang. Later, he would join other world leaders, including the Prime Ministers of Australia, South Korea and Kazakhstan, at a banquet hosted by the Chinese Premier.
The Prime Minister would also make a keynote speech at a seminar on “Reviving the Silk Road” which would be attended by the leaders of China, Iran and Kazakhstan.
Besides attending the Forum, the Prime Minister would hold a bilateral meeting with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang. The two leaders would review the progress in bilateral ties- with particular focus on economic cooperation and the China- Pakistan Economic Corridor. PM will also meet Chairman EXIM Bank of China.