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Partnership With Pakistan To Be Enhanced Says China

China would continue to develop its strategic partnership with Pakistan, said Chinese Foreign Ministry.

No matter how the international situation changes, this policy will not
be shaken,` said the spokesman for the ministry, Hong Lei.
He said Chinese State Councillor Dai Bingguo, who recently visited
Pakistan as a representative of President Hu Jintao, met President
AsifAli Zardari, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, Foreign Minister
Hina Rabbani Khar and Chief of Army Staff Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani to
discuss the state of relations between the two countries.

The future prospects in ties were also discussed.

At the meetings, the Pakistani leaders described the ties with China as a cornerstone of Pakistan’s foreign policy, said Hong.

He said China firmly sup-ported Pakistan’s efforts to safeguard its
sovereignty, security, independence and territorial integrity and also
its endeavours to improve the lives of its people.

 Mr Hong said China was ready to launch joint initiatives with Pakistan
to improve the already good bilateral relations, strengthen cooperation
in international and regional issues and promote their comprehensive
strategic partnership.