Yao Jing, Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan has said that the visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping to Pakistan has been rescheduled in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The Pakistani and Chinese governments are currently working on a plan to finalise the new date for the trip, which will be announced soon,” Yao said while interacting with media persons at Giga Mall.
The Ambassador said that the Chinese President was invited by Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan to visit Pakistan. This visit would had taken place in the backdrop of border tensions between China and India in eastern Ladakh for the last few months.
The Indian Army, on the night of August 29-30, thwarted an incursion attempt by the Chinese troops to transgress into Indian areas near the southern bank of Pangong Tso near Chushul in Ladakh.
India and China are engaged in a standoff since April-May over the transgressions by the Chinese Army in multiple areas including Finger area, Galwan valley, Hot springs and Kongrung Nala.
The talks between the two sides have been going on from July including five Lieutenant General-level talks, after the situation worsened in violent clashes with Chinese troops in Galwan valley in June which resulted in 20 Indian soldiers being killed but have failed to yield any results.