ISLAMABAD -  Apart from economic and trade matters, energy cooperation between Pakistan and China will dominate Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's meetings with Chinese leadership during his five-day visit beginning from July 4.This transpired during the press briefing of Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan, Sun Weidong, on Nawaz Sharif's upcoming visit to China, here at the Chinese Embassy on Monday.Weidong said that forthcoming visit of PM Nawaz to China would be highly significant in further cementing their bilateral ties, and would also help ease energy crisis in Pakistan. "The government and the people of China are eagerly waiting for Nawaz, hoping the visit will lead to comprehensive cooperation in all fields of their common interest, besides strengthening mutually beneficial cooperative partnership," he added.The Chinese ambassador said that energy would certainly be on top of agenda during the talks between Nawaz and his Chinese counterpart Li Kenqiang. "Following the talks, he hoped that the two sides might sign an agreement on energy cooperation," he said. He expressed his confidence that the visit will be highly fruitful and productive, especially to give further boost to the economic and trade relationship. The visit, he further said, will send a positive signal to the world and people of the two countries in regard to their deep-rooted decades old brotherly relationship, which is a unique example in nation-to-nation interaction.During his stay in Beijing, Nawaz will discuss with the Chinese leadership plans for reinforcing bilateral strategic partnership, enhancing economic cooperation and development of Pakistan-China trade and economic corridor.China considers Pakistan as its iron friend and wishes to help it come out of its economic crisis, the ambassador said, adding his country appreciates Nawaz for starting his first foreign tour from China that signifies the closeness and warmth, which characterise Pak-China relations. The traditionally close, cordial, cooperative, and friendly ties between Pakistan and China are based on shared principles and mutual interests entailing cooperation in diverse fields. "We are confident that the visit will provide further impetus to enhancing their existing strategic partnership which is also a source of peace, stability, prosperity in the region," the ambassador said. The ambassador, who took over his new assignment just 20 days back, said he found great potential and depth in further development of Pak-China bilateral ties. "Our hearts beat together and all segments of society in the two countries are on the same page, keeping the momentum of the relationship high under all circumstances," he said. He appreciated Pakistan's role in counter-terrorism and said the two countries have been doing joint efforts to curb terrorism and extremism.