Chinese ambassador calls on Air Chief
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Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China Nong Rong on Friday called on Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Zaheer Ahmed Baber Sidhu and discussed several key areas of mutual interest along with regional developments, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
The Chief of the Air Staff (CAS) shared broad contours of the Pakistan Air Force’s (PAF) modernisation drive to achieve operational capability in contemporary warfare in air, space and cyberspace domains as per the PAF’s operational construct, a PAF news release said.
The Air Chief also highlighted that both the countries enjoy unprecedented strategic partnerships and reiterated his resolve to further enhance the existing bilateral ties in military-to-military cooperation and training domains between PAF and PLAAF.
The CAS further said, “Pakistan values its strong diplomatic, economic, defence relationship and time-tested friendship with China which are based on convergence on all important issues relating to regional peace, security and stability”.
The visiting dignitary praised the professionalism of PAF personnel and the exceptional progress made by PAF over the years, especially through indigenization. He appreciated Pakistan’s efforts in promoting regional peace. Both leaders vowed to further consolidate cooperation in various fields including emerging technologies and mutual cooperation in the military industry.
The honourable ambassador also offered heartfelt condolences to the people of Pakistan over the loss of life and devastation caused by floods in Pakistan.