President Asif Ali Zardari has called for greater Chinese investment in infrastructure projects and in this context proposed the setting up of energy fund for the hydropower projects, spokesperson to the president, Senator Farhatullah Babar, said.
The President said this during his bilateral meeting with Chinese President Hu Jintao on the sidelines of the SCO summit in Beijing on Thursday.
Soon after the meeting Pakistan and China signed a ten year MoU for cooperation in science, technology and space sciences. The MoU signed by Ambassador Masood Khan and China’s Administrator for Science and Technology Organization for their respective countries was also witnessed by the two presidents.
During the meeting the two leaders discussed a host of issues ranging from the whole gamut of bilateral relations to the recent developments at the regional and international level.
Published in The Express Tribune, June 8th, 2012.