COAS greets Chinese People's Liberation Army on 94th founding anniversary
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The 94th anniversary of the founding of Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) was commemorated at General Headquarters (GHQ), 24NewsHD TV channel reported on Thursday.
Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa was the chief guest while Ambassador of China to Pakistan Nong Rang, Defence Attaché Majr Gen Chen Wenrong and officials concerned attended the event.
The COAS felicitated PLA’s leadership and lauded its role in China’s defence, security and nation building.
Highlighting various facets of the deep-rooted ties between the two states, militaries and the people, Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa said Pakistan China relationship is unique and robust that has proven its resilience in the face of challenges.”
He added: “In the evolving security milieu, the Pakistan-China partnership is becoming increasingly important for regional peace and stability.
“Our past and present testifies that we never given in to challenges. PLA and Pakistan Army are brothers in arms and our relationship will continue to contribute towards safeguarding our collective interests.”
China’s Defence Attaché thanked the COAS for hosting a reception on in connection with PLA’s 94th anniversary.
He recalled Chinese President Mr Xi Jinping’s view stating Pakistan Armed Forces are the mainstay of Pak-China strategic ties.
The Defence Attaché said China and Pakistan are iron brothers, all-weather friends and strategic partners.
“No matter how the world situation changes, we will always stand together in safeguarding our national sovereignty, territorial integrity and maintaining regional peace and stability,” he added.