China Warns U.S. - Keep Hands off Pakistan
He said Pakistan and China would also continue consultations on the United Nations reforms agenda. “We have decided to put on fast pace the five-year development programme between china and Pakistan while final phase of negotiation on Free Trade Agreement would soon be started. The two sides would also work for a long-term nuclear cooperation agreement.”
A senior member of the Chinese delegation later informed TheNation that Beijing would support whatever stance and strategy Pakistan would formulate to protect its national interests. As per him, China has also pledged to fasten the pace to fulfil its commitments in term of economic assistance, defence equipment, including the next batch of 50 F-17 Thunder aircraft. Pakistan Air Force already had a batch of 40 of them and they are essential part of Pakistani defences. The experts from two sides would meet with regular intervals and explore news areas of cooperation to make these ties models for others, the Chinese official said.
Pakistan and China also inked three agreements on banking, economic and technical cooperation and extension of gold and copper extraction from the Saindak mines. China also offered a 70 million RMB grant for flood reconstruction and a 100 million RMB soft term loan to Pakistan.
Beijing has also decided to send officials of the procurement commission to place orders for Pakistani goods. A list of 286 items had already been handed over to China by Export Promotion Bureau. Three agreements were also signed Tuesday at a ceremony held at the Eastern Hall in presence of the two prime ministers.
The two sides also agreed to continue close consultations on the developments in Afghanistan and resolved that Afghan people should be allowed to decide their future. source