LAHORE – Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said that Pakistan needs more cooperation of China to promote trade and investment, for sharing technology and in various other fields. Talking to a delegation of the China Peoples Institute of Foreign Affairs, led by its Vice President, Mr Lu Shumin, which called on him on Wednesday, the chief minister also stressed the need for more coordinated efforts between the two countries in the field of education and health “This is not the age of wars, but of economic and trade cooperation. Development and progress can only be achieved by fighting economic war and Pakistan can learn from the experiments of China in the financial development”, he added. Matters of mutual interest and promotion of bilateral ties were also discussed at the meeting when the chief minister also conveyed his best wishes for the success of the new Chinese leadership.  “China is a trusted and sincere friend of Pakistan which has rendered it all-out support in every hour of trial,” the chief minister said. The people of Pakistan also whole-heartedly respected the Chinese government and the people. The Pak-China friendship, he said, had strengthened with the passage of time and now it had turned into strategic ties. He said PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif had played a vital role in strengthening Pak-China relations.