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Zardari offers "Pak warm waters" to Chinese investors, entrepreneurs

November 14, 2010 - Guangzhou

Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has extended an invitation to Chinese investors and entrepreneurs to benefit from his country's geo-strategic location as well as its trade and economic potential for a win-win situation for both nations.

"I invite you to take advantage of the geo-strategic location, trade and economic potential and the warm waters of Pakistan, which has all the ingredients to become a progressive and developed country," the Daily Times quoted Zardari, as saying, while addressing corporate leaders of the Guangdong province at the Pakistan-China Forum on Economic Reconstruction.

If China used Pakistan's "warm waters" for mutual benefit, the country would facilitate by all means, he said, adding that the strong Pakistan-China bond, the seeds of which had been sown by Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and Chinese leader Mao Zedong, could be further strengthened through united efforts and going together in economic development.

Zardari said China was fast emerging as the world economic leader and could use the trade and economic potential of Pakistan as a multiplier force for its further development growth.

Referring to the close brotherly relations between Pakistan and China, the president recalled, "When the floods hit northern areas of Pakistan, the Chinese ambassador in Pakistan called me and offered all out assistance".

He invited Chinese construction companies and entrepreneurs to help Pakistan in reconstruction of the infrastructure destroyed and damaged by the recent floods.

Zardari also urged the Chinese corporate leaders and entrepreneurs to help Pakistan in achieving its goal of enhanced economic development and prosperity by investing in various infrastructure and development projects.


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