Pakistan, China reaffirm strategic partnership in apex meeting

COAS General Bajwa leads Pakistan tri services delegation’s visit to Beijing: Both sides agree to continue regular dialogue

By: News Desk
Published: 01:08 PM, 12 Jun, 2022
Pakistan, China reaffirm strategic partnership in apex meeting
Caption: Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa poses with General Zhang Youxia, Vice Chairman Central Military Commission of China.
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A high-level Pakistani military delegation led by Chief of the Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa has visited to hold wide-ranging discussions with Chinese military and government leaders, reaffirming their strategic partnership, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

According to a military statement issued by the military’s media wing, Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), on Sunday, a senior level tri service military delegation of Pakistan visited Peoples Republic of China from 9 to 12 June 2022.

The delegation held wide-ranging discussions with senior officials of the Chinese military and other government departments.

An apex meeting was held on 12 June wherein Pakistani side was headed by Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa while Chinese side was led by General Zhang Youxia, Vice Chairman Central Military Commission of China.

Both sides discussed their perspectives on international and regional security situation, and expressed satisfaction on defence cooperation between the two countries.

Pakistan and China reaffirmed their strategic partnership in challenging times and agreed to continue regular exchange of perspectives on issues of mutual interest, the ISPR statement said.

Both sides also vowed to enhance their training, technology and counterterrorism cooperation at tri service level.

It may be mentioned here that the military diplomacy and military-to-military cooperation have always touched heights in every Pakistan-China defence parleys.

The COAS is the only military leader who visited China on President Xi’s invitation. 

The COAS visited Beijing only for one day. The visit is part of Pak-China Joint Military Cooperation Committee (PCJMCC), which has an apex committee, the highest body in military cooperation. 

The apex committee have two members who are the COAS and China’s Vice Chairman Central Military Commission (CMC). It also has two sub-committees on Joint Cooperation Military 

Affairs (JCMA) and Joint Cooperation Military Equipment and training (JCMET).

Reporter Saud Butt