ISLAMABAD - Backing fully internal and external approach for promoting harmony, President Asif Ali Zardari Wednesday commended China for handling the recent incidents in Xinjiang with great sagacity. Spokesperson to the President former Senator Farhatullah Babar said that the President made these remarks during a meeting with Chinese Ambassador in Islamabad Lue Zhaohui who called on him prior to the China Task Force review meeting in the Presidency. Pakistan appreciated the fact that life and property of Muslims of China are fully protected and their rights including the right to worship fully safeguarded, the President said. The President said that Pakistan solidly supported Chinas efforts to promote stability and harmony at home and abroad. He said that Pakistan and China were true friends and Pakistan attached the highest importance to Chinas progress and prosperity. Pakistan is most impressed by the philosophy of Chinese leadership to promote harmonious society and a harmonious world, the President remarked. Following the Ambassadors call, a meeting of the high-level Task Force on China was held to review the follow-up actions taken on the Presidents directives to speed up various cooperative agreements. The meeting was attended by Senator Waqar Ahmad Khan, Minister for Investment, Salman Faruqui, Secretary General to the President Kamal Majidullah, SAPM, Khalil Ahmad, Ambassador at Large, Chairman, BOI, Governor State Bank, Secretaries of various ministries, Pak Ambassador to China, as well as the Chinese Ambassador in Islamabad who was extended special invitation. Briefing the journalists Farhatullah Babar said that the meeting reviewed progress in areas including building of dams and Thar Coal project, transfer of hybrid technology cooperation between PARC and Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS), export of Northern Areas fruits to China, MOUs on development of fisheries and sugarcane and the joint Pak-China Economic Commission. Farhatullah Babar said that the meeting was informed that a Chinese Company Synohydro had been invited to prepare feasibility of dredging of Tarbela Dam. The Chinese firm was also interested in the Kohala Dam project. Technical and financial negotiations had already started with Synohydro in various components of the Bhasha Dam project. Pakistan Ambassador in Beijing Mr Masood Khan gave a detailed presentation on the progress made after the meeting of the high-level Task Force on May 21 last. He said that Poly Technologies of China had agreed to take a fresh look at the Thar Coal project and a delegation of the Poly Technologies had already visited Pakistan sometime back. The President directed that development of solar energy for domestic needs should also be explored with the assistance of China to help meet the growing energy shortages. The President also advised currency swap between Pakistan rupee and Chinese RMB and asked the Governor State Bank to visit China for negotiations. The Ambassador informed the meeting that during the last one year nearly fifty new initiatives had been undertaken with China and thirty MOUs signed. President Zardari said that in order to give a shot in the arm to these initiatives it was important to educate Pakistani entrepreneurs, and decision makers in the Chinese way of working. For this purpose he said that special seminars and discussions be held both in Pakistan and China to prime our entrepreneurs for doing successful business with the Chinese counterparts. The President directed that all the development projects being negotiated with China should also invariably include security for the project and its personnel in the feasibility studies.