China to share notes with Pakistan on India's efforts for UN Security Council seat


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BEIJING: China will share with Pakistan its plans on the issue of Indias efforts to obtain a seat in the United Nations Security Council. The indication came from Chinese president Hu Jintao when he told the visiting Pakistani president Asif Ali Zardari that Beijing will keep Islamabad informed about its plans for reforms in the UN Security Council.

Zardari presided over six agreements signed between Pakistan and China covering areas like agriculture, health care, justice, media, economy and technology. But the agreements did not cover the proposed sale of two nuclear reactors to Pakistan.

Significantly, Zardari sought assistance from Chinese companies for establishing alternative energy projects in the field of solar and wind power. But he did not mention nuclear power projects during his meeting with business leaders of China this morning.

It was not clear whether the two governments were deliberately keeping quite about the issue, which has caused worries in India. Masood Khan, Pakistans ambassador in Beijing recently that the issue will be discussed during Zardaris visit.

A report from Islamabad quoted Zardaris press adviser Farhatullah Babar as saying that Pakistan and China had already signed an agreement for two nuclear power projects during the presidents visit to China last year. He said the agreement "goes along well with the international non proliferation obligations of China and Pakistan."

Hu and Zardari vowed to jointly fight the "three forces" of extremism, separatism and terrorism during their two-hour meeting on Wednesday.

Zardari is accompanied during this five-day visit by his two daughters, Bakhtawar and Aseefa, besides a some senior ministers like defence minister Chaudhry Ahmad Mukhtar, petroleum minister Naveed Qamar, Minister of State for Water Resources Kamal Majidullah, Minister of State for Finance and Economic Affairs Hina Rabbani Khar and foreign secretary Salman Bashir.