BEIJING (APP) - Pakistan and China Wednesday signed eleven agreements, MoUs and protocols to enhance bilateral cooperation in diverse sectors including infrastructure, energy, telecommunication, agriculture, industry, minerals, trade, disaster relief and space technology. The signing ceremony held at the Great Hall of the People was witnessed by President Asif Ali Zardari and his Chinese counterpart Hu Jintao after an hour long one-on-one interaction between the two leaders and two-hour long delegation level talks. The two presidents will issue a joint statement today (Thursday) reflecting their resolve and commitment to carry the bilateral relations and cooperation to new heights. President Hu Jintao hosted a banquet in honour of President Zardari and his delegation at the Great Hall of the People after the delegations level parleys and agreements signing ceremony.  Earlier, both sides agreed to strengthen strategic partnership in all dimensions, reinvigorate the multi-faceted bilateral relations, intensify economic cooperation and foster people-to-people contacts in the coming years. The two leaders and their delegations had wide-ranging discussions in a warm and friendly atmosphere characteristic of long-standing ties between the two countries, Pakistan's Ambassador in China Masood Khan told the mediapersons after the signing ceremony. During the talks, President Hu Jintao congratulated President Zardari on his election as President of Pakistan. He expressed confidence that the traditional brotherly relations between the two countries would be further beefed up under President Zardari's leadership. President Hu also thanked the people of Pakistan for their invaluable assistance in the wake of the devastating earthquake that hit China's Wenchuat province earlier this year.   President Zardari offered his felicitations to the government and people of China on his tremendous success of the recently concluded Beijing Olympic games. He stated that the impressive manner in which the Olympic Games had been conducted underlined the giant strides made by the Chinese nation. The President also congratulated his Chinese counterpart on the successful completion of the Shenzou VII Mission, terming it another milestone in China's extraordinary scientific and technological advance. The two leaders expressed satisfaction over the growth of Pakistan-China relations, since the diplomatic ties were first established between the two countries. They agreed that Pakistan-China friendship has truly stood the test of time and history and has emerged stronger with every important change in the international, regional and domestic environment. President Hu described Pakistan as China's brotherly country and time-tested friend, said a news release issued on the occasion. He noted in particular the fraternal ties that exist between the peoples of the two countries. Both President Zardari and President Hu appreciated the need for strengthening good neighbourly relations and expanding mutually beneficial cooperation. They stressed the importance of reinforcing efforts for deepening the Pakistan-China strategic partnership in the new circumstances. It was agreed that increased trade and economic cooperation should be centerpiece of the bilateral relationship. It was accordingly decided to accelerate the implementation of the Five-Year Development Programme on Economic Cooperation. Hu Jintao reiterated China's support for Pakistan's efforts in safeguarding its sovereignty and territorial integrity. He condemned the recent terrorist attacks in Pakistan and appreciated the sacrifices being made by Pakistan in its struggle against the global menace of terrorism, said the news release. President Zardari reaffirmed Pakistan's resolve to continue fighting terrorism and extremism. He said this fight was in Pakistan's own national interest as the scourge of terrorism threatened Pakistan's stability and its future as a prosperous and progressive Muslim state. Earlier, President Zardari and Chinese President Hu Jintao held one-on-one interaction that lasted over one hour with major emphasis on further reinforcing comprehensive strategic partnership and bilateral cooperation in various fields. The meeting between the two presidents was followed by delegation level parleys. The Pakistani side was headed by President Asif Ali Zardari, while Chinese President Hu Jintao led his side at the talks held at the Great Hall of the People. The Chinese side assisted President Hu at the delegation level meeting included Foreign Minister Yang Jiech, State Counselor Dai Ping Guo, Governor Peoples Bank of China Zhou Xiao Chuan and other officials. Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Defence Minister Ahmed Mukhtar, Minister for Environment Hamidullah Jan Afridi, Advisor on Interior Rehman Malik, Advisor on Finance and Economic Affairs Shaukat Tarin, Media Advisor to President Farhatullah Babar, Foreign Secretary Salman Bashir, Information Secretary Akram Shaheedi, Secretary General PPP Jahangir Badar and Pakistan's Ambassador to China Masood Khan assisted President Asif Ali Zardari during the delegation level talks. President Zardari earlier was accorded a warm red carpet welcome at an impressive formal ceremony at the Great Hall of the People. The two leaders then ascended the canopied dais and the national anthems of both countries were played, followed by 21-gun salutes. The two leaders later inspected the guard of honour and march past by a smartly dressed soldiers of Peoples Liberation Army (PLA). After the delegation level talks, both sides signed eleven agreements, MoU and protocols in different fields. Meanwhile, President Zardari offered special preferential treatment to the Chinese investors in Pakistan, urging them to invest in the country and take advantage of its geo-strategic location. "With a well-placed geographical location, Pakistan has to offer you the investor-friendly environment, laws and legislation, human capital and other resources", the President told a luncheon meeting with over 200 top Chinese corporate executives at the State Guest House. President Zardari said Pakistan shares the pride and considers China's success in various fields as its own, adding that China by holding successful Olympics told the world how strong it was. He stressed that Pakistan provides ample opportunities of investment in diverse fields including trade, industry, financial services, banking, energy, construction, real estate, tourism, etc and the Chinese companies are welcomed to invest in any field to help develop the country's untapped potential. "With other countries interested to tap the trade potential of Pakistan, we offer the Chinese companies and entrepreneurs access to warm waters and beyond", he added. The President said Pakistan located at the confluence of South Asia, Central Asia and the Middle East and a vast coastline provides a trade and energy corridor to many regional countries and China can take the lead in this respect for the mutual benefit. The President mentioned hydropower, coal energy, tourism, etc as the particular areas of cooperation between Pakistan and China and called upon the Chinese companies and investors to exploit the potential of these fields. The President assured all facilities to Chinese investors and said the government would establish a special cell for the creation of Pak-China industrial and economic zones across the country including the coastal areas. Agreements     Economic and technical cooperation     Amending Protocol to Free Trade Agreement     Framework Agreement on cooperation in the field of minerals     MoU on cooperation between Natural Resources Ministries     Agreement on environmental protection     Agreement for cooperation in the field of radio and television     Paksat-IR Satellite procurement contract     MoU on scientific collaboration in agricultural research     Accord on properties exchange between Foreign Ministries     Cooperation agreement between national museums     MoU on cooperation in cricket     MoU on project of X-Ray container/vehicle inspection system