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Qamar Bajwa met Chinese Foreign Minister

18 March, 2017

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ISLAMABAD: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Friday met Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi at the Chinese Foreign Office in Beijing, according to a statement released by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR). During their meeting, the Chinese minister expressed complete understanding of the challenges faced by Pakistan, its geopolitical relevance and contributions towards regional peace and stability, said the ISPR.

China appreciates Pakistan's efforts to maintain good relationships with its neighbours including India and Afghanistan despite challenges, said Wang Yi during the conversation with COAS. The minister thanked Pakistan for time-tested support to China on core issues and appreciated Pakistan's efforts for the 'realisation of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) as part of One Belt, One Road (OBOR)'. Wang Yi reiterated Chinese full spectrum support to Pakistan, the statement added. General Bajwa, on this occasion, said that Pakistan greatly values its strong friendship with China and looks forward to carrying on the relationship in the future with the same zeal.

The COAS also thanked Wang Yi and China on their acknowledgements and diplomatic support to Pakistan on major issues. The army chief is currently in China on a three-day official visit during which he is expected to meet senior Chinese political and military leadership. On the first day of the visit, he had met the senior Chinese political and military leadership and discussed with them matters related to regional security, economy, defence cooperation and mutual interest.

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