Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif, left for China on a five-day official visit on Wednesday on his first ever foreign visit to China to hold wide ranging talks with Chinese leadership aimed at further strengthening existing deep rooted ties.

The Prime Minister is accompanied by an eleven-member high level delegation including federal ministers including Chief Minister Punjab Mian Shahbaz Sharif, Chief Minister Balochistan, Dr Abdul Malik Baloch, lawmakers and senior officials.


Nawaz Sharif will brief the Chinese leadership about the recent visit of British Prime Minister David Cameron to Islamabad besides discussing Pak-India relations, Radio Pakistan reported.

The Prime Minister during his meetings with Chinese President and Premier will also discuss regional situation‚ Afghanistan and security issues.

Focus of the visit will be expanding economic and trade ties besides strengthening partnership and finalizing a trade corridor between the two countries. MOUs will also be signed to promote cooperation in various fields particularly the energy sector.

Both the countries will finalize a comprehensive strategy to speed up infra structure development in Pakistan particularly in Balochistan, the report said.

It is also expected that the plan to connect Gwadar with the rest of the country and China including rail and road link from Gwadar to Kashghar will be finalised will be finalized during the visit of the Prime Minister.

During his stay Nawaz Sharif will also hold meetings with business and industrial leaders of China to persuade them to invest in Pakistan particularly in energy sector.