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Voice of America 9 Oct 2019

Pakistan's Imran Khan Meets With Xi Jinping


Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan meets with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing, China, Wednesday, October 9. The visit comes ahead of a two-day informal summit between Xi and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

▶️ Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif called on Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday, May 24, in Islamabad and discussed matters of mutual interests and the recent tension in Iran-U.S. relations.
Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan was welcomed in Beijing by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, as he began a two-day visit to China, Tuesday, October 8.
The two leaders held bilateral talks and witnessed the signing of agreements on China's aid to Pakistan and cooperation in maritime law enforcement, culture and infrastructure, in the framework of China's Belt-and-Road initiative.
It is Khan's third visit to China since he became prime minister, amid tensions with India after New Delhi ended the special status of Jammu and Kashmir in August.
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan warned Tuesday his country will swiftly retaliate if India launches a military action against it.
Khan issued the warning in a nationally televised address amid dangerously escalating tensions between the two nuclear-armed rival nations following last week's deadly suicide bombing of Indian military forces in the dispute Kashmir region.
"If Indians believe that they can launch an attack on Pakistan, they should understand that Pakistan would not think, but retaliate immediately as there will be no other option," he warned.
New Delhi has blamed a Pakistan-based militant group, Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM), for plotting the attack in Pulwama district that killed more than 40 Indian security personnel.
President Trump told CNBC additional tariffs on Chinese goods will be levied if Chinese President Xi Jinping does not attend this month's G-20 summit.

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