Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf has expressed the confidence that his forthcoming visit to China will further strengthen the existing bonds of friendship between the two countries and take them to new heights. He was talking to His Excellency Mr. Liu Jian, Ambassador of China to Pakistan, who called on him at the Prime Minister’s House on Friday afternoon. Raja Pervez Ashraf said that Pakistan is proud of its friendship and unique relationship with China. He said that his visit to China will provide him an opportunity to meet Premier Wen Jiabo and discuss various bilateral, regional and international issues with him including the ongoing projects being carried out in Pakistan with the assistance of People’s Republic of China. Recalling the address of Premier Wen Jiabao to joint session of Parliament during his visit to Pakistan in December 2010, the Prime Minister said that “his words of wisdom and sentiments of love and affection will be long remembered by the members of Parliament and the people of Pakistan.” H.E. Mr. Lui Jian informed the Prime Minister that the people and the government of China are eagerly looking forward to the visit of the Prime Minister of Pakistan.