Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Qin Gang has said in a statement on September 6 2014 that state visit of President Xi Jinging to Pakistan was postponed with mutual agreement.

Qin Gang said, “China and Pakistan have been maintaining communication for some time on President’s Xi Jinping’s state visit to Pakistan in mid September, and have made productive preparation for this visit. In view of the current political situation in Pakistan, the Governments of China and Pakistan have mutually agreed to postponement of the state visit of President Xi Jinping to Pakistan, which was scheduled to take place later this month.”

Spokesman further said, “New dates for President Xi Jinping’s visit to Pakistan, at an early date, are being finalized through diplomatic channels.”

“Both countries underline that China and Pakistan are time-tested all-weather friends”, said Qin Gang. “Both sides attach high importance to the visit of President Xi Jinping to Pakistan, as early as possible, for promoting mutually beneficial cooperation between the two”.

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan had claimed earlier that Chinese president was never scheduled to come to Pakistan and Nawaz Sharif’s government lied to the public about it.

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