ISLAMABAD - Pakistan and China are expected to reach a vital agreement on nuclear energy cooperation soon under which Beijing will help and support Islamabad to set up at least four new power plants to meet its fast growing energy needs. President Pervez Musharraf, who leaves today (Wednesday) for China to attend the opening ceremony of Beijing Olympics scheduled for August 8, will also have meetings with top Chinese leadership on the important issue of nuclear energy cooperation and other bilateral matters. "Not only the President would talk to the Chinese leaders on cooperation in nuclear energy field and an agreement in this regard but Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani, who is likely to visit China in a month or so, would also carry forward the discussions on vital matters," said a senior official here on Tuesday requesting anonymity. He said the signs from Beijing were positive and if things continued to move on the same track, the agreement on nuclear energy cooperation for civilian purposes would be made soon. The official said that under the agreement China would help Pakistan in the establishment of four new nuclear power plants to meet its ever growing energy demands. Another official here when contacted confirmed that talks hitherto held between Islamabad and Beijing had been on a positive note and it was expected that results too would be what the two sides were looking for. The official, who also desired not to be named, said that Pakistan's request for more Chinese nuclear power reactors was meant to bridge the widening gap between the demand and supply of energy. He said the friendly neighbouring States had been engaged in nuclear energy cooperation for many years. It was back in 2000 when the first reactor of Chashma Nuclear Power Complex was commissioned, he said adding that a Chinese company had also been working on the second phase of that plant after the two sides signed a contract to jointly launch the project in 2004.