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Quotable quotes from visiting Chinese premier in Pakistan

12-19-2010 15:52 BJT Special Report:Premier Wen Visits India, Pakistan |

ISLAMABAD, Dec. 19(Xinhua) -- The following are some quotable quotes made by Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao in Pakistan on Saturday, the second day of his three-day official visit to the country.

-- China values the time-tested friendship with Pakistan and hopes to expand bilateral cooperation, Premier Wen said here when he met with Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari.

-- The China-Pakistan friendship is the common wealth for both countries and peoples, which should be treasured, Wen said when meeting with Nawaz Sharif, chief of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz.

-- "China is ready to work closely with Pakistan to push forward the building of a bilateral free trade area in an all-round way, and gradually grant zero-tariff status to more Pakistani products," Wen said when addressing the China-Pakistan Business Cooperation Summit in Islamabad.

-- China would continue to help Pakistan in the post-disaster phase of the floods and would provide resources and technical support for disaster prevention and forecasting technology, Wen said at the National Disaster Management Authority in Islamabad.

Editor:Du Xiaodan |Source: Xinhua

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