Pakistan, Bangladesh to attend China’s summit

China has called a meeting to strengthen connectivity between Pakistan, Bangladesh and six other neighbouring countries ahead of the APEC summit here.

China-flagThe “Dialogue on Strengthening Connectivity Partnership” would be attended by Pakistan, Bangladesh, Laos, Myanmar, Myanmar, Mongolia, Tajikistan and Cambodia, scheduled to be held here on November 8.

President Xi Jinping will attend and host the meeting, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying has said.

The meeting would be attended by Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif, President of Bangladesh Abdul Hamid, President of Laos Choummaly Sayasone.

President of Mongolia Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj, President Myanmar U Thein Sein, President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon, Prime Minister of Cambodia Hun Sen.

Executive Secretary of the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific Shamshad Akhtar and Secretary-General of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization Mezentsev Dmitry would also attend the meeting.

The summit of leaders of neighbouring countries would be held ahead of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) from November 10 to 11 in which US President Barack Obama is due to attend.

-Business Standard