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Chinese President’s visit to Pakistan – in pictures
Chinese president was received by Pakistan’s President Mamnoon Hussain, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, and other members of cabinet.

Chinese President’s visit to Pakistan – in pictures

A festive Islamabad, jubilant kids and Pakistan’s top leadership welcomed Chinese President Xi on his arrival on a two-day state visit on Monday (20 April 2015) on a much-awaited trip that seeks to bolster strategic and economic cooperation between Pakistan and China. The visit is the first by a Chinese president to Pakistan after nine years.

A fleet of eight JF-17 Thunder jets escorted the special plane of the Chinese leader when it entered Pakistan’s airspace. A red carpet and a 21-gun salute welcomed the Chinese president as he landed at the Nur Khan airbase in Rawalpindi.

Schoolchildren holding Chinese and Pakistani flags greeted President Xi in Chinese language and young girls showered flower petals on the visiting dignitary.

President Mamnoon Hussain, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his cabinet members and top Pakistani officials received the Chinese president, who was accompanied by China’s First Lady, his cabinet members, senior leaders of the Communist Party and leading businessmen. The chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee and three services’ chiefs were also among those present at the reception.

Pakistan’s President Mamnoon Hussain, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, and other dignitaries welcome Chinese president in Islamabad.

Pakistan’s President Mamnoon Hussain, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, and other dignitaries welcome Chinese president in Islamabad.

Chief of Army Staff, Gen Raheel Sharif welcomes Mr Xi Jinping.

Chief of Army Staff, Gen Raheel Sharif welcomes Mr Xi Jinping.

President Mamnoon hosted luncheon in Islamabad in honor of Chinese President Xi Jinping and China's first lady.

President Mamnoon hosted luncheon in Islamabad in honor of Chinese President Xi Jinping and China’s first lady.

Preparations in Islamabad in full swing before the arrival of Chinese President.

Preparations in Islamabad in full swing before the arrival of Chinese President.

The main roads and boulevards of Islamabad city have been beautified with flags, flowers, banners and posters before the arrival of Chinese President.

The main roads and boulevards of Islamabad city have been beautified with flags, flowers, banners and posters before the arrival of Chinese President.

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