MULTAN - Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi Sunday said the politics of reconciliation initiated by President Asif Ali Zardari had delivered enormously as the leaders of all political parties attended the dinner hosted by the government in honour of Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao. Talking to the journalists at Multan Airport, Qureshi said the political culture was fast gaining maturity in the country. The participation of representatives of all political powers in the dinner reflects the beginning of a new era of political culture in the country, he claimed. Replying to a query, he said the US was moving on with the current AfPak policy and there was no major shift in it, adding that he would visit the US in February to join the trilateral meeting of Pakistan, America and Afghanistan. Referring to the Chinese premiers visit, he observed that Pakistan enjoyed strong friendly ties with China and no one in the world could harm this relation. The visit was a historic event, which would further boost the friendly relations, he added. Qureshi noted that despite prevailing financial crisis in the world, China made great economic progress and Pakistan could take advantage of a strong neighbouring economy. He disclosed that China had offered $10 million for reconstructing the houses destroyed by the floods while another $400 million would be given in terms of loan. He apprised the media men that China had given a nod to reconstruct communication infrastructure in the flood-hit areas. Similarly, China is also going to extend financial assistance to us for the restoration of damaged power infrastructure in flooded areas. This package includes repair and rehabilitation of transmission lines and grid-stations, he said He further said China would invest in the energy sector. The investment will be made in hydro, wind, solar and coal energy sections. Qureshi told the journalists that a number of trade and other agreements were inked with China while both the countries would open branches of their banks in the respective countries. Qureshi also said that the payments by either countries would be made in their own currencies for import and export purposes, thus saving the foreign exchange. Answering a question, he said China possessed a very clear and principled stance over Kashmir issue that was highly satisfactory for Pakistan. About his recent visit to Turkmenistan, he said Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline project would help the country overcome prevailing energy crisis while other agreements, like the one with Iran, were also being signed to fulfil energy needs.