COAS General Bajwa, Chinese Defence Minister discuss bilateral issues, security challenges

Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa met with Chinese Minister of National Defence to discuss bilateral cooperation, and security challenges faced by both countries.

According to Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), General Wei Fenghe, Minister of National Defence, China met General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) today at General Headquarters (GHQ) Rawalpindi.

Upon his arrival, Chinese Minister of National Defence was received by smartly turned out contingent of Pakistan Army which presented the Guard of Honour to visiting dignitary.

During the meeting, matters of mutual interest, regional security and enhanced bilateral defence collaboration were discussed. Visiting dignitary acknowledged and appreciated Pakistan Army’s sincere efforts for regional peace and provision of secure environment for CPEC projects.

Army Chief expressed gratitude to Chinese dignitary for his country’s unwavering support to Pakistan on all key issues at regional and international forums.

Pakistan Army greatly values our time-tested and brotherly relations with China, said COAS General Bajwa.

China and Pakistan have been standing together all along, and our relations will be no different in wake of future challenges, he added.

Furthermore, a memorandum of understanding (MoU) was also signed for enhancement of defence cooperation between both the Armies.

Chinese envoy also laid a floral wreath at Yadgar-e-Shuhada at GHQ.