"I can confirm that the Chinese President will be visiting Pakistan from April 20 to 21," Foreign Office spokesperson Tasnim Aslam said.

Xi, also General Secretary of the ruling Communist Party of China, will address a joint session of Parliament on April 20, she added.

Officials informed that important agreements in various fields will be signed during the two-day visit.

Some of the projects to be funded by China include the 487 km Karakoram Highway Phase-II that will be constructed from Raikot-Sazin-Thakot-Mansehra to Islamabad at a cost of USD 3.5
billion.

During the visit, an agreement will be signed for roughly USD 1 billion concessionary financing for constructing 120 km of the 487km road, media reported.

The financing agreement will also cover the 387 km Multan-Sukkur route to be constructed at a cost of USD 2.6 billion. China will give a 90 per cent concessionary loan, media added.

Xi was to visit Pakistan last year during his South Asia trip to India, Sri Lankan and the Maldives but postponed it due to political unrest in the country with opposition leader Imran Khan staging a protest in Islamabad for alleged rigging in 2013 polls that were won by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

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