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HONG KONG: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif left for home Thursday at the conclusion of his visit to China and Hong Kong, where he participated in the One Belt, One Road forum.

The Prime Minister also met Chinese President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang and a number of agreements and MoUs related to CPEC projects were inked. He also held bilateral meetings on sidelines with several other Heads of State and Government. The China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is the flagship programme of OBOR.

The Prime Minister's entourage, in the first leg of his visit to China, included four chief ministers including Shahbaz Sharif (Punjab), Pervaiz Khattak (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa), Nawab Sanaullah Zehri (Balochistan) and Murad Ali Shah (Sindh).

Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, Railways Minister Saad Rafique, Minister for Planning Dr Ahsan Iqbal, Commerce Minister Khurram Dastagir, State Minister for Information Technology Anousha Rehman and PM's Adviser on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz also accompanied the Prime Minister.

The Prime Minister also visited Hangzhou and Hong Kong where he interacted with business leaders and addressed a Business Forum.

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