Pak will be `force multiplier` in China`s rise: Zardari

China is becoming new Japan. It is becoming the largest economy in the world in future, Zardari said.

Last Updated: Jan 31, 2012, 22:26 PM IST

Beijing: Pakistan and China are finding new
"comfort zones" to consolidate their ties, President Asif Ali
Zardari has said, declaring that Islamabad will be the "force
multiplier" in its all-weather friend`s emergence as the
world`s largest economy.

The future direction for the two countries will be to
look at the world together where they could produce and
support new global demand, the Pakistan President said in an
interview to the Chinese official media.

"China is becoming new Japan. It is becoming the largest
economy in the world in future," he said.

While it becomes "the world`s largest economy, its
friends will be part of that rise," Zardari told People`s
Daily Online in a recent interview carried today.

China is currently the second largest economy after the
US.

"Pakistan and China are finding new comfort zones. We can
see more collaboration between both. The reason for them to
evolve together has become greater. We both need each other.

I find that Pakistan will be the force multiplier for the
growth of China," he said.

PTI