COAS: (Pakistan, China agree to boost military cooperation)


ISLAMABAD: Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa has reiterated that Pakistan Army will continue to positively contribute towards regional stability and security.

He expressed this resolve during his meetings with Chinese political and military leadership in Beijing on Thursday as he is in China on a three-day official visit.

He also thanked Chinese leadership for sending its Army contingent for participation in Pakistan Day Parade. Both sides agreed to continue and further increase their military-to-military cooperation.

Matters related to regional security, economy, defence cooperation and mutual interest were discussed. The Chinese leadership expressed complete understanding of the geo-political and economic cum security environment of the region and its implications for both the countries.

They acknowledged positive role being played by Pakistan towards peace and stability in the region with special mention of Pakistan’s role in eliminating terrorist groups including Al Qaeda, Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan and East Turkestan Islamic Movement from Pakistan.

Chinese leadership expressed their concern on Afghan security situation and growing potential threat of ISIS and ETIM in Afghanistan.

It expressed their confidence in security arrangements for China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and satisfaction on progress of the project.

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