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Chinese president reaches Pakistan

Hu's four-day visit is the first by a Chinese leader to this Muslim-majority country in 10 years.

india Updated: Nov 23, 2006 17:52 IST

Chinese President Hu Jintao arrived on Thursday in Pakistan, Beijing's longtime ally, for talks on expanding economic ties, and possibly helping with Pakistan's nuclear energy program.

Hu's four-day visit is the first by a Chinese leader to this Muslim-majority country in 10 years and follows his trip to Pakistan's neighbour India, where Hu agreed to increase civilian nuclear cooperation with New Delhi.

In a sign of the importance placed by Pakistan in the visit, Hu was greeted by the country's top political leadership, including Pakistani President Gen Pervez Musharraf and Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz.

First Published: Nov 23, 2006 17:52 IST