Expanding ties with China key objective: Zardari

ISLAMABAD: President Asif Ali Zardari on Monday said that he wants to take the Pak-China bilateral trade and commercial ties to new heights.

He said that the two countries are not only friends but natural allies in the economic growth of the region.

Talking to a Chinese delegation led by the Vice Governor of the Sichuan Province, Zardari reiterated that strengthening and expanding cooperation with China in all fields was one of the key objectives of Pakistan’s foreign policy.

He invited the leading Sichuan business corporations to explore investment opportunities in Pakistan for the mutual benefit of the two countries.

The President also urged for youth exchange and institutional links between the universities in Pakistan and Sichuan Province to further promote Pak-China friendship in the fields of Education and culture.

Lue Zhouhui, Chinese ambassador in Pakistan was also present in the meeting of the 8-member Chinese delegation with the President.

The meeting was also attended by Saleem H. Mandviwala, Chairman Board of Investment and federal Secretaries of commerce, industries, and BOI besides other senior officials.

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