Pakistan-China to enhance military cooperation in days to come

Pakistan-China to enhance military cooperation in days to come

BEIJING: Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Bajwa is in China on a three day official visit.

General Qamar Bajwa is holding high profile meetings with the civil and military leadership of China.

China and Pakistan on Thursday agreed to continue and further increase military cooperation between the two countries, said a statement released by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).

The development came during Chief of Army Staff Qamar Javed Bajwa’s three-day trip to China.

The army chief thanked the Chinese leadership for their defence support and cooperation and termed it as a source of strength between the two countries.

General Bajwa is expected to hold meetings with China’s senior political and military leadership.

He met Executive Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli, Vice Chairman Central Military Commission General Fan Changlong, Chief of Joint Services Department General Fang Funghui and General Li Zuocheng Commander People’s Liberation Army (PLA).

Army chief receiving the guard of honour. -ISPR

The Chinese leadership on the occasion also expressed their complete understanding of the geo-political and security environment of the region.

China’s leadership appreciated Pakistan’s fight against terrorism with a special mention of eliminating Al Qaeda, Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and the East Turkmenistan Islamic Movement (ETIM), added the ISPR statement.