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Pakistan PM talks business on China visit

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Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif met Chinese President Xi Jinping Thursday during his first foreign visit since his May election, looking to secure infrastructure projects to tackle a chronic energy crisis and economic malaise. 

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif (left) talks to Chinese President Xi Jinping during a meeting at the Diaoyutai State guest house in Beijing, on July 4, 2013

Since his victory at the polls, Sharif has sought to strengthen economic ties with close ally Beijing as he tries to tackle weak growth, inflation and power cuts of up to 20 hours a day.

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