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Chinese premier meets Pakistani president on bilateral ties

Source: Xinhua | 04-18-2009 08:52

Special Report:   Boao Forum for Asia 2009

SANYA, April 17 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao met with Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari here on Friday in south China's Hainan Province.

Wen said consolidation and development of China-Pakistan relations serve as a priority of China's foreign policy. As an all-weather friend of Pakistan, China is ready to offer help for the country's stability and development, and also welcomes the international community's constructive role in this regard.

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao (R) meets with Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari in Sanya, south China's Hainan Province, April 17, 2009. Zardari arrived here to attend the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) Annual Conference 2009 which would be held in Boao, Hainan from April 17 to 19.(Xinhua/Huang Jingwen)
Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao (R) meets with Pakistani President 
Asif Ali Zardari in Sanya, south China's Hainan Province,
April 17, 2009. Zardari arrived here to attend the Boao 
Forum for Asia (BFA) Annual Conference 2009 which would be 
held in Boao, Hainan from April 17 to 19.(Xinhua/Huang Jingwen)

The Chinese premier called on both countries to implement large-scale energy and transportation cooperation projects already signed by leaders of the two countries, and explore new ways to expand bilateral cooperation and bring more benefits to the two peoples.

China is ready to work with Pakistan to safeguard regional stability and peace, he added.

Applauding China's support and help to his country, Zardari said China was a sincere friend of Pakistan. The country was devoted to promoting the friendly relations with China, he said.