Hello. Chinese President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif met several times during the recentlyheld Shanghai Cooperation Organisation SCO summit in Astana, Kazakhastan, China said Monday. The country’s trade deficit ballooned by 42 per cent year on year to an all time high of $30 billion in the first 11 months of the current fiscal year on the back of falling exports and a sharp increase in the import bill. The country’s annual trade deficit was $20.435bn when the PML N came to power in 2013. It has been on the rise since then due to rising imports and falling exports. China has expressed a desire to take on a role as mediator between Pakistan and Afghanistan, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani's office said in statement on Monday, Tolo News reported. China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi is scheduled to visit Kabul soon where he will meet Afghan officials to discuss ways to improve Afghanistan Pakistan relations, the statement said. stay tuned. thanks

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