Chinese President Xi Jinping has expressed the desire to take existing bilateral relationship with Pakistan to new heights.

He expressed the desire in a message to President Mamnoon Hussain on his birthday.

In reply, President Mamnoon thanked his Chinese counterpart for extending good wishes.

He said role of President Xi jinpIng is Verey important in bringing Pakistan and China relationship more close.

He said Pakistan and China are not only reliable friends but also strategic partners.

The President said Pakistan values its friendship with China.