President Zardari to visit China from July 6

Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari will pay a working visit to China from July 6 to 11 at the invitation of Chinese President Hu Jintao.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang made the announcement here Tuesday at a regular press conference, expressing warm welcome to this visit, reported Xinhua news agency.

During Zardari’s stay here, President Hu would hold talks with him, and Premier Wen Jiabao and top political advisor Jia Qinglin would respectively meet with him, according to Qin.

Leaders from both nations would exchange views on enhancing bilateral friendship and increasing win-win cooperation, and discuss international and regional issues of common concern, he said.

“We hope this visit will help push forward China-Pakistan strategic cooperative partnership,” Qin said.

The spokesman said the three forces of terrorism, separatism and extremism had brought common threats to both China and Pakistan and other nations in the region.

China applauded the Pakistani government’s efforts to firmly fight the three forces, and would work with the country to continue maintaining close cooperation in this sector, Qin noted

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