Chinese top political advisor to visit Pak, Lanka

| Updated: Apr 06, 2017 00:50 IST

Beijing [China], Apr. 5 (ANI): China's top political advisor Yu Zhengsheng will pay an official visit to Pakistan and Sri Lanka beginning Wednesday. Yu, who is the chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), will visit the two countries on the invitation of Pakistani Senate Chairman Mian Raza Rabbani and Sri Lankan Parliament Speaker Karu Jayasuriya respectively, reports Xinhua. In 2013, the strategic cooperative partnership between China and Pakistan was further enhanced, and bilateral exchanges and cooperation in various fields deepened. The two countries maintained frequent high-level exchange of visits and increased political mutual trust. Cooperation in regional and international affairs was further strengthened as Pakistan continued to support China's position on Taiwan, Tibet and other issues. The two countries maintained cooperation on Afghanistan-related issues. As for Beijing's partnership with Colombo, the two countries have supported each other on major issues, maintained close communication and coordination on regional and international affairs, and conducted sound cooperation on human rights and other areas. In February this year, Assistant Foreign Minister Kong Xuanyou paid a courtesy call to Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe of Sri Lanka during the 10th round of China-Sri Lanka diplomatic consultations. (ANI)