Pakistan, China sign five agreements

Express June 10, 2010


China's Vice Prime Minister Zheng De-jiang met Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani in Islamabad on his first official visit to Pakistan.

The two leaders signed five agreements on different projects at a ceremony held at the Prime Minister's House on Wednesday evening.

The agreements include construction of a port, development in the information technology sector, improvements in Pakistan's cable system, engineering projects, and construction of a drought dam.

Earlier, Zheng met President Asif Ali Zardari who conferred Hilal-i-Pakistan, the country's second highest civil award, to him during a special ceremony held at the Presidency.

The president's office said matters related to bilateral relations, economic cooperation, the war against militants and the regional situation were discussed during the meeting.

Zheng is also scheduled to meet Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General Tariq Majeed and Army Chief General Ashfaq Pervaiz Kayani.


Asif Khan | 11 years ago | Reply Shoaib I agree with you.
Shoaib Khan | 11 years ago | Reply Along with military and strategic ties with China, Pakistan must also focus more on bilateral trade. As China is already an economic super power, this is the right time for Pakistani firms and industry to take advantage and get more and more benefit. Besides this if Pakistan, China, Iran and Turkey join hands for a transit trade route it will be one of the best group in the world for trade and other strategic benefits. Also it is time that China play an important role mroe than an observer status in Economic Cooperation Organisation.
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