Pakistan,China agreed to increase military cooperation: ISPR
17 March, 2017
ISLAMABAD: China and Pakistan on Thursday agreed to continue and further increase military cooperation between the two countries, said a statement released by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR). The development came during Chief of Army Staff Qamar Javed Bajwa's three-day trip to China. The army chief thanked the Chinese leadership for their support and cooperation and termed it as a source of strengthening of relations between the two countries. General Bajwa is expected to hold meetings with China's senior political and military leadership during his stay.
On Thursday, he met Executive Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli, Vice Chairman Central Military Commission General Fan Changlong, Chief of Joint Services Department General Fang Funghui and General Li Zuocheng Commander People's Liberation Army (PLA). The Chinese leadership on the occasion also expressed their complete understanding of the geo-political and security environment of the region. China's leadership appreciated Pakistan's fight against terrorism with a special mention of eliminating Al Qaeda, Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and the East Turkmenistan Islamic Movement (ETIM), added the ISPR statement. They expressed their satisfaction on the security measures taken to safeguard the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). The Chinese vice premier also lauded the rapid development of ties between the two countries.