FO PM to pay visit to China in the first week of July

Islamabad: Prime Minister Mohammad Nawaz Sharif will undertake an official visit to China in the first week of the next month.

This was stated by the Spokesman Foreign Office Aizaz Ahmed Chaudhry in his weekly briefing in Islamabad on Thursday.

He said that this would be the first foreign trip of the Prime Minister since the coming of the new government.

He said the dates for the visit would be determined through the diplomatic channels.

He said during the visit various MoUs to increase cooperation in various fields including energy would be signed.

He said US Secretary of State John Kerry will visit Islamabad next week. He said that the visit of British Prime Minister to Pakistan cannot be confirmed.

He said that dead bodies of Chinese tourists killed in Nanga Parbat have been sent to their country while those of the other countries will be sent today Thursday.

The spokesman said Pakistan will continue to extend cooperation in Afghan reconciliation process. However‚ he said‚ Pakistan is not part of Doha talks.

He said Pakistan is prepared to talk to any group‚ including outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan‚ for establishing peace in the country.

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