Chinese President Xi Jinping has reiterated Beijing's unwavering support to Islamabad, saying that "no matter how the international landscape may change, China will always stand firmly with Pakistan”.
Xi Jinping will attend the summit via video conference in Beijing at the invitation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Chinese President Xi Jinping today held a meeting with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron in Beijing, Xinhua
Xi's new five-year run was made possible following a change to the constitution in 2018 that scrapped term limits.
According to the two countries, the phase one agreement addresses issues including technology transfer, intellectual property, trade expansion and the establishment of mechanisms for dispute resolution.
Earlier this week, US President Donald Trump said that China was not "stepping up to the level that I want” in the negotiation.
Xi and Lam’s meeting in Shanghai came in the backdrop of a weekend of violence in the special administrative region (SAR) of Hong Kong marked by a knife attack and the vandalising of Xinhua’s office in the city.
Major powers expressed regret and concern after President Donald Trump went ahead with the pullout despite mounting evidence of the reality and impact of climate change.
However, Trump said that his administration is considering several occasions and said that Xi would be willing to meet him in the US.