Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, Wednesday, was accorded with a warm welcome at his arrival at the Beijing Capital International airport.

At the Airport, two children attired in traditional dress presented bouquet to Prime Minister and first lady Begum Kulsoom Nawaz as they came out from the plane.

The Chinese Vice-Foreign Minister Zhai Jun welcomed the Prime Minister and his entourage. Pakistan’s Ambassador to China Masood Khalid and senior diplomats of Pakistan Embassy and officials from Chinese government were also present on the occasion.

A smartly dressed contingent of the three services of People’s Liberation Army presented guard of honour to Prime Minister.

The Prime Minister is paying a 5-day official visit to China on the invitation of Chinese Premier Li Keqiaang. The Prime Minister will discuss issues relating to trade investment and bilateral cooperation with his Chinese counterpart.

The significant feature of the Prime Ministers’ China’s visit is that, both the premiers will hold a second meeting  within a span of less that two months that illustrates close fraternity among the leadership of the two countries. Premier Li during his visit to Islamabad in May this year had invited Muhammad Nawaz Sharif to visit China.

Prime Minister is accompanied by First Lady Begum Kulsoom Nawaz, Federal Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal, Advisor to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Tariq Fatimi and Chief Minister Balochistan Abdul Malik.