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slamabad: Pakistani President Mamnoon Hussain will visit China from September 1 to 4 and will attend China’s V-Day celebrations, the foreign ministry said on Monday. The visit was being undertaken at the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping, a foreign ministry statement said. During the visit, the president will attend the military parade to be held in Beijing to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II on September 3, and will also hold meetings with Chinese leaders.

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The two sides will review important aspects of bilateral relations and exchanges will also take place on regional issues and international developments, the statement said. “Pakistan and China attach highest priority to their strategic cooperative partnership. Exchanges at the highest level are the hallmark of their unique friendship and wide-ranging cooperation,” it said. “The president’s visit would further consolidate the existing all-weather relations between Pakistan and China in all areas of importance, especially political, economic and strategic,” the statement added.

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