Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf and Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz on Monday met separately with visiting Chinese Foreign Minister Li Zhaoxing on bilateral ties and regional and international issues of mutual concern.
During the meetings, Pakistani leaders said the ongoing cooperation between Pakistan and China in political, economic, diplomatic and security fields is successful and has achieved results of significance in many mega projects.
Considering China as a trusted global partner, Pakistan is looking forward to consolidating the existing good relations and further deepening the cooperation in fields including economy, finance, science and technology, agriculture and education, Pakistani leaders said.
During the meeting, Li reiterated that China and Pakistan are good neighbors, good friends, good partners, and good brothers.
The successful highest-level exchange visits in 2006 between China and Pakistan have brought the bilateral relations to a new phase, and currently the concerned departments in China are working to push forward the all-dimensional cooperation with Pakistani side, Li said.
Li said China welcomes the upcoming visit of Pakistani Prime Minister Aziz to China and believes it will help step up the bilateral cooperation. He said that China is willing to work along with Pakistan to bring Sino-Pakistani strategic, cooperative partnership to a new level.
Li on Monday evening concluded his two-day visit to Pakistan and left for India to attend the summit of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), which is to begin on Tuesday.
(Xinhua News Agency April 3, 2007)