A rarely seen introduction", that's how the Chinese media described the surprise President Hu Jintao had when his Pakistani counterpart walked in for talks at the ornate Great Hall of People here hand in hand with his two daughters, Bakhthawar and Asifa.
"They wanted to see you in person", Zardari told a bewildered Hu last night while introducing his daughters, in what was billed as formal one-to-one talks between the two leaders.
Zardari proclaimed that the gesture was meant to inspire new generation of Pakistanis to continue "all weather friendship" with China.
Its rare that heads of state during their formal interaction bring their siblings to the table and the Pakistan President's gesture prompted official 'China Daily' to describe it as "rarely seen introduction".
But once the introductions were made, Hu and Zardari went for formal one-to-one talks.