Pak-China cooperation in trade, economic and defence need to reach new heights: Zardari

President Zardari

ISLAMABAD: President, Asif Ali Zardari Wednesday called for taking Pak-China bilateral trade, investment and defence ties to new heights as time tested friendship between the two countries has already matured into a comprehensive strategic partnership.

“Strengthening and further cementing cooperation with China in all areas is and will remain the key principles guiding Pakistan’s foreign policy,” said President Zardari during one-on-one and later delegation level meeting with Mr. Li Changchen, Member of Standing Committee of Political Bureau of CPC Central Committee (CPCCC), here at Aiwan-e-Sadr on Wednesday. The President said that Pak-China historical relationship that is characterized by mutual trust, respect and cooperation transcends the governmental level and permeates to level of the people of the two countries. – APP