China and Pakistan on Wednesday signed 11 agreements covering a range of fields, including energy, infrastructure, agriculture, trade and space technology as they vowed to strengthen their “all-weather” strategic ties.
No information on a possible accord on civil nuclear cooperation, sought by Pakistan, was immediately available in the state-run media of the two countries.
Islamabad has been striving hard to strike a comprehensive nuclear pact with Beijing after the Bush administration ruled out any such cooperation with Pakistan on the lines of the nuclear deal with India.
The signing ceremony held at the Great Hall of the People here was witnessed by visiting Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari and his Chinese counterpart Hu Jintao after three-hour long interaction between the two sides.
Both sides agreed to strengthen strategic partnership in all dimensions, reinvigorate the multi-faceted bilateral relations, intensify economic cooperation and foster people-to-people contacts in the coming years, Pakistan’s APP news agency