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China-Pakistan defence deal signed
Beijing will also continue to help Pakistan produce nuclear power.
Beijing is the leading supplier of military hardware to Pakistan
24 Nov 2006
Hu also signed a five-year free trade pact on Friday with General Pervez Musharraf, the Pakistani president, which is expected to triple trade to $15bn.
Beijing has maintained a close relationship by helping Islamabad build nuclear power plants and a deep-sea port.
China helped Pakistan set up a nuclear power plant in the 1990s.
The aviation deals involve the Pakistan Air Force and CETC, a Chinese aviation company, working together on China’s airborne early warning system.
Another Chinese company, CATIC, will deliver the first eight JF-17 Thunder fighter aircraft jointly developed with Pakistan.
The announcements came just a day after Hu arrived in the Pakistani capital following a trip to India.
Source: News Agencies
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