Qureshi to leave for China to discuss Kashmir and CPEC

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ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi is likely to leave for Beijing on a very important two-day visit to China on August 21. The visit aims at the exchange of views on bilateral cooperation, review of development on the second phase of China, Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), the situation in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu & Kashmir (IIOJK) with a specific perspective of China, and China-India border skirmishes in Ladakh sector.

The crucial visit comes on heels of key developments taking place in the region including clashes between border forces of both China and India in Ladakh sector of Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu & Kashmir (IIOJK). It is pertinent to mention here that media reports suggested that the Chinese troops have overtaken miles of Indian-occupied land at the Line of Control in Leh area in Ladakh sector and Chinese troops have seized control of strategic areas in Indian-occupied land including the Pangong Tso Lake, Galwan River, Daulat Beg Oldi etc.

Shah Mehmood Qureshi

“Qureshi would be briefed by his Chinese counterpart, State Councillor Wang Yi, on the overall regional situation. The China-India border skirmishes in Ladakh sector of Jammu & Kashmir would be on top of the agenda,” the sources told Pakistan Today requesting not being named.

The sources said that Qureshi would be briefed on the Chinese perspective of the Indo-China clash in Galwan valley and the adjoining areas while Indian and western media have been misleading the readers on Galwan clashes.