After the epidemic broke out, Pakistan immediately expressed its solidarity with China, offered donations and assistance despite its own difficulties, and has maintained all bilateral regular exchanges, Xi said, noting that Pakistan's National Assembly and Senate both passed a resolution offering full support for China's COVID-19 battle.
This is Alvi's first visit to China since becoming the 13th president of Pakistan in September 2018.
Pakistan's Foreign Office said in a statement that the visit will play an important role in further solidifying the historic bonds of trust and mutual support between the two "iron brothers."
"This time-tested friendship is based on unparalleled mutual trust, understanding and commonality of interests," it said. "The leadership of both countries is fully committed to building closer China-Pakistan community of shared future in the new era."