ISLAMABAD - A senior official of Chinese Embassy said on Friday that Beijing wants Islamabad to ensure an early and transparent completion of all 19 agreements signed during the recent visit of Prime Minister Sharif to China.

Briefing the media, the official said 13 agreements out of 19 are energy sector-related projects, most of them will be completed by 2017 hoping execution of these projects would start soon.

He said that Pakistan-China Economic Corridor, Gwadar Port, and the recently launched Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank are the most significant engagements between the two neighbours.

"I could not tell the exact value of these projects, but for us, the execution of the same is a challenge as we have signed these documents with firm commitment," he said.

The documents, signed in the presence of Nawaz Sharif and Premier Li Kiqiang were in line with the international code of business and the Pakistani laws and regulations, he said adding, "These reflect the firm resolve and commitment of the Chinese leadership to further strengthen the Sino-Pak economic ties." It will inject new impetus in their multilateral bilateral strategic cooperative partnership, he maintained.

The agreements inked by the two sides include on solar power production at Quaid-e-Azam Solar Park, easy loan for laying optic fiber between the two countries, mining of 6,500,000 metric tons of coal in Block-2 of Thar, 870 MW Suki Kinari Hydropower project, 1320 MW coal power project in Sahiwal, and an MoU for 100 MW Jhimpir wind power project.

An agreement was signed to establish an industrial park at Faisalabad. He said that the agreements will benefit all parts of the country and their beneficiary will be the people across the board.

About the Pak-China economic corridor project, he said that the work on it was going on very smoothly and the people will soon see its effects on Pakistan's fast socio-economic development. Talks are already underway for upgradation of Karakorum highway.

The official assured that China will play a pro-active role in development of Gwadar seaport.

The Sino-Pak relationship, he said, are based on principles of win-win situation, equity, mutual respect and trust.

He said that building of strong Pak-China relationship with Pakistan is cornerstone of their foreign policy. "We are `iron-brother' and this popular phrase is commonly used by Chinese people only for Pakistan.

He termed the visit of Nawaz Sharif to China as highly productive and fruitful, hoping this be bringing their relationships to a new height.

When his attention was drawn towards some reservations and criticism of PTI's Imran Khan about the agreements, the officer avoided to make any comments on them, saying its Pakistan's internal matter. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was given warm reception during his visit. He was received by the four Chinese top state leaders, including President Xi Jinping.

Leadership of the sides, he said, held in-depth and useful discussion on matters of bilateral interest.

The visit also provided him the opportunity to attend dialogue on regional activities held during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit.

The official said that the issue of the East Turkestan Islamic Movement (ETIM) was also discussed at length.

"ETIM is an international terrorist group banned by the UNSC that is working to separate a particular region from the mainland China by killing innocent people and posing a serious security challenge to Beijing," he added.

The Chinese official appreciated Pakistan's role in counter terrorism saying, "China and Pakistan strong friends - 'Iron Brothers' - and will continue to discuss issues of mutual benefit and cooperation with each other".