WUHAN (APP) - President Asif Ali Zardari on Saturday expressed his strongest desire to strengthen the already cordial relationships between China and Pakistan and said Beijing can get access to its ports for trading with the rest of the world. In a joint interview with local television channels, radio and newspaper, the President said that some of the Chinese companies located in central China will find it convenient to trade through Pakistani ports which are nearer than their own. "We will encourage Chinese companies to come to Pakistan as Pakistan is geostrategically located and provides them access to the rest of the world through our warm waters," he added. Replying to a question, the President said that Hubei province, of which Wuhan is the capital, has enormous water resources and grain, enough to feed the whole China and the place is more beautiful than he had thought. When asked how he assessed the cooperation and relationships between the two countries, he said they were over 50 years old in which three generations of Bhutto family played a very positive role. He said the history of these relations in Bhutto family is now entering into the third generation starting from late Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and continuing to his son Bilawal who was here last year to attend Beijing Olympics. "My party and my government want to strengthen these relations which are historical and very vast and we are proud of China's progress." When asked how he will describe these relations in one sentence, he replied it was not possible for him to summarise them. "I wish one million Chinese were in Pakistan and one million Pakistanis were in China and take this relationship to another level." The President appreciated Chinese media and said it has always been very positive towards Pakistan and played an important role in strengthening the bilateral relations. Meanwhile, President Zardari visited China's largest optical fibre company, Fibrehome and lauded its role in the development of China. Earlier, on his arrival at the company, general manager Li Gaung Chaung received President Zardari and briefed him about the company's various departments and production units. He said they produce electronic devices, transmission systems and various other equipment, which are exported worldwide. The President was taken around various units and departments of Fibrehome and envinced keen interest in the equipment that it produces. The President said like other sectors of industry, the company was playing a very positive role towards Chinese economy and development. Governor of Hubei Lihong Zhong also met President Zardari at the picturesque East Lake Hotel and discussed avenues of cooperation in the field of agriculture and hydro electricity projects. Zardari said he has come to Hubei province specially to study the Chinese development and their institutions in these two fields and wants his country to benefit from their knowledge and technology. He said Pakistan was facing energy and food shortage and China could help them in overcoming these challenges. President Zardari thanked the governor for the warm reception and hospitality of Chinese hosts and said the two countries relations were based on mutual trust and respect for each others sovereignty. The Governor welcomed President Zardari and assured his fullest support to Pakistan in the fields of agriculture and power generation projects. He said a number of Chinese companies were already working in Pakistan in various sectors and was desirous of helping Pakistan in whatever way they could. President of China Harbour Engineering Company Sun Ziyu also paid a courtesy call on President at East Lake Hotel. Sun Ziyu told President Zardari that his company will extend full support in lining of river banks in Pakistan for water conservation. He said the company was willing to provide them with necessary assistance and technology to help Pakistan in this regard. President Zardari thanked Sun Ziyu for Chinese assistance and said this will help Pakistan in water conservation which in turn will greatly benefit agriculture output. Meanwhile, Pakistan and China Saturday inked four MoUs for cooperation between the agriculture sectors of the two countries. President Asif Ali Zardari and Governor of Hubei Lihong Zhong Saturday witnessed the signing ceremony. The MoU between the government of Sindh and Hubei Seed Group aims at joint development of rice hybrid seed and its commercial production in Pakistan. The joint breeding programme between the government of Sindh and Hubei Seed Group will be through germplasm technology transfer to achieve maximum productivity of hybrid rice. Another MoU between Pakistan Agriculture and Research Council and Hubei Research Group focuses on the establishment of joint breeding in Pakistan. According to the MoU, the two sides will work for development and transfer of germplasm technology and oil seeds to Pakistan, which will yield in high production. Under the MoU, the Pakistani scientists will also be trained breeding agronomy and oil seed production. Another MoU was linked for expansion of cooperation through exchange of high-profile visits and promotional events to enhance mutual understanding and friendly relations between Sindh and Hubei provinces. The fourth MoU was inked between National Dredging Company (NDC) for establishment of dredging works at Karachi Port, Port Qasim and Gwadar Port, canals, rivers, barrages in Pakistan. China Harbour Engineering will help National Dredging Corporation of Pakistan for getting support and necessary assistance of the government of China for its dredging work. The agreements were singed by Chief Minister Sindh Syed Qaium Ali Shah, Chairman PARC Dr Zafar Altaf and Chairman Hubei Saeed Group Guobao Yuan. President Zardari said that Pakistan wants to benefit from Chinese experience and technology in the field of agriculture for enhanced production that will help his country in overcoming the grain shortage. "I am very impressed with China's development in agri sector and we want to emulate the same success in Pakistan," the President said in his address to China (Hubei)-Pakistan Agriculture and Water Resources Cooperation Forum. The President said that Pakistan and China have always enjoyed cordial relations and expressed the hope that his visit will further strengthen these ties particularly in the fields of agriculture and hydro electricity sectors. He said the prime objective of his visit, the second in four months, was to learn from Chinese model of agriculture and development of hydro electricity projects. "We have the sincere desire that Pak-China cordial ties are carried forward by the generations to come," he added. The President stressed the need that the warm and friendly bilateral relations between the two neighbours should be translated the welfare of the masses of Pakistan and China. He said China was like second home to him and thanked the hosts for a warm reception. Earlier the Chinese experts in agriculture informed the President of the research they are undertaking in development of hybrid seeds of cotton, rice and rapeseed. They said that the varieties developed by them are high yielding and are ready for harvest in less time. The President asked a number of questions to the Chinese experts regarding development of hybrid seeds and said there is a need for research to develop edible oil into bio fuel. Meanwhile, Pakistan and China on Saturday signed a Memorandum of Understanding in trade in services to attract investment in services sector. The agreement will enhance the capacity of services providers in the two countries and create new jobs in various sectors including IT. The agreement also envisages development of efficient services infrastructure and will ensure transfer of technology in all sectors. Under this agreement, China has increased its commitment to Pakistan in several sectors and sub-sectors and liberalized its trade regime. China will give market access in the services sector beyond any other member country of WTO or bilaterally. Ambassador of Pakistan to China Masood Khan said that the two countries signed free trade agreement in November 2006 and under the agreement signed Saturday the two countries will be able to trade in the services of professionals from each other's country. The agreement was signed by Masood Khan and Chinese Vice Minister for Commerce Chen Jian. President Asif Ali Zardari and State Councillor Dai Bingguo also witnessed the signing ceremony.