ISLAMABAD (APP) President Asif Ali Zardari on Monday called for taking Pak-China bilateral trade and commercial ties to new heights as the two countries were friends and natural partners in the economic growth of the region. Strengthening and expanding cooperation with China in all fields is one of the key principles guiding Pakistans foreign policy, the President said during his meeting with Chinese delegation led by Huang Xinoxiang, Vice Governor Sichuan Province of China, who called on him at Presidency. The President while referring to his previous four visits to China said that Pakistan continued to learn from the Chinese economic and development miracle and benefit from its expertise in diverse areas of agriculture, education, communications, commerce, energy and industry. He said the current level of bilateral trade of $7 billion was much below the available potential and urged for increasing it upto $15 billion by 2011. The President said that Sichuan Province, the birth place of the visionary leader of China Deng Xiaoping and one of the vital economic and cultural centers of China offers great potential to further solidify our strong friendship. He invited the leading Sichuan business corporations to explore investment opportunities in Pakistan to the mutual benefit. The President also urged for youth exchange and institutional links between the universities in Pakistan and Sichuan Province to further promote Pak-China friendship in the fields of Education and culture. Lue Zhouhui, Chinese ambassador in Pakistan was also present in the meeting of the 8-member Chinese delegation with the President. The meeting was also attended by Saleem H Mandviwala, Chairman Board of Investment and federal Secretaries of commerce, industries, and BOI besides other senior officials.