PESHAWAR, 21 April: Chinese President Xi Jinping has departed for Indonesia after completion of his two-day visit to Pakistan on Tuesday.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his spouse Kulsoom Nawaz saw the Chinese president off at Noor Khan Airbase. Joint Chief of Staff Committee Chairman Gen. Rashid Mahmood and members of the federal cabinet were also present.

The Chinese delegation, led by President Xi Jinping, was comprised of cabinet members, leaders of Communist Party and heads of leading business companies. During the visit China signed $45 billion projects with Pakistan which also include over 8,000 megawatt power schemes and construction of economic corridor from Kashghar to Gwadar.

Earlier, the Chinese president also addressed the joint session of the Parliament and said that the time-tested Pak-China friendship would further strengthen with the initiation of strategic partnership between the two neighbouring countries. This would usher an era of economic prosperity in Pakistan, he said. He thanked the Pakistani government for the hospitality it extended to the Chinese delegation.

 

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