Chinese textile companies are keen to invest in strategic partnerships with their counterparts in Pakistan, a leading industry official confirmed on Monday during high-level talks.

Cao Xinyu, the leader of a 12-strong Chinese textile delegation currently visiting Pakistan, outlined his wish for greater co-operation between the two during negotiations with Export Promotion Bureau chairman Tariq Ikram.

He said similar visits were planned for the future as the Chinese government looks to boost bilateral trade in the lucrative textile and clothing sector by providing financial backing for overseas factories and offices.