Pak-China military cooperation important pillar of bilateral relations: Chinese Defence Minister
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Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Qamar Javed Bajwa, who is on an official visit to China for two days, called on General Wei Fenghe, Chinese Defence Minister, said a statement issued by Inter Service Public Relations.
General Wei Fenghe said that China greatly values its time-tested relations with Pakistan and its Army and looks forward to further expanding this cooperation.
He also said that the development of CPEC is aimed at bringing more benefits and prosperity to the people of both countries and termed Pak-China military cooperation as an important pillar of bilateral relations.
The Defence Minister thanked COAS for special measures taken for the provision of a safe and secure environment for CPEC projects in Pakistan and efforts toward regional stability. He expressed satisfaction over progress on CPEC and hoped for timely completion of the project.
He conveyed his grief over the devastation caused by ongoing floods in Pakistan due to climate changes and offered sincere condolence to the families of the victims.
He said that China is willing to provide technical assistance for flood relief efforts in Pakistan and also appreciated Pakistan Army’s rescue and relief efforts in flood affected areas.
COAS thanked Defence Minister for his sentiments and continued Chinese support to Pakistan.