KARACHI (INP) - President Asif Ali Zardari has said that Pakistan and China have strong strategic ties and appreciated Chinas support for Pakistans sovereignty, territorial integrity and underscored the importance of time-tested strategic partnership between the two countries. A Chinese delegation, led by Member of Central Committee of Communist Party of China (CPC), Lu Hao called on President Asif Ali Zardari at Bilawal House on Tuesday and discussed Pak-China bilateral relations and ties between PPP and CPC. The discussion involved wide ranging matters, including mutual cooperation in economic and finance sectors besides the regional situation. Mr Hao was accompanied by JIA Tingquan Deputy Secretary General CPC Committee of Gansu Province, WANG Yongqian Director General Foreign Affairs, JI Ping, Wang Huanxiang, Du Dingding and Zhao Xu. President Zardari said it was encouraging to note that the traditional Pak-China friendship was being translated into economic cooperation for mutual benefit of the two countries. He said Pakistan attached great importance to enhancing economic and trade links with China. He said that numerous areas such as energy, mining, infrastructure, information technology, telecom, agriculture, irrigation, railway, communication, finance and banking provided excellent opportunities for the peoples of two countries to take advantage of and further promote mutual collaboration. The President called for the need for currency swap agreement between the two countries as it would provide impetus to the existing level of mutual trade by facilitating business community. He also mentioned Currency Swap agreement Pakistan has signed with Turkey. The President said that Chinese investors, businessmen were most welcome to undertake business ventures in Pakistan and take benefit of business-friendly policies and incentives offered by Pakistan Government. Seeking more investments by Chinese companies in Pakistan, the President stressed upon the need for making efforts to realize full potential of bilateral trade. He said China was like a second home to him and he was keen to learn from Chinese experience of development and progress. Discussing recent developments and war against militants, Mr. Hao appreciated Pakistans countless sacrifices in making this world a safer place to live. He said China greatly values scarifies made by Pakistani people in the war against terror. He also invited President Zardari to visit Gansu province, which the president agreed to consider. Hao was of the opinion that both political parties should play their role in promoting harmony.