Pakistan

RAWALPINDI (Online) – A high level Chinese Military delegation headed by Vice Chairman of Central Military Commission General Fan Changlong called on Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif on Thursday.


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They discussed matters of mutual interest, regional security, steps for regional stability and enhanced bilateral defence collaboration.

General Raheel Sharif said that Pak–China relations are all-weather and based on mutual trust and cooperation. He said this relationship has survived the test of times and is only bound to grow.

General Fan Changlong said China and Pakistan are the best iron brothers, good friends and strategic partners. “We share the tradition of mutual understanding, mutual trust and mutual support. China deeply appreciates the determination of Pakistan Army in counter terrorism and the successful operation in various fields,” he told the COAS adding that China values the efforts of Pak Army in fighting terrorism.

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He lauded the efforts made by Pakistan Army for safeguarding the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). “We look forward to close cooperation with Pakistan side to ensure proper management and security of CPEC.

“CPEC is equally beneficial to both China and Pakistan.”

Earlier on his arrival, the Chinese general laid floral wreath at Yadgar-e-Shuhada and paid rich tribute to Shuhada of Pakistan. This is the first visit of Vice Chairman of Central Military Commission of China after a lapse of 11 years.