Raheel two day visit to China
25 January, 2015
China: General Raheel Sharif left for a two-day visit to China on Saturday 24,January,2015 during which he is expected to meet China's political and military leadership to discuss issues pertaining to security and defence cooperation between the two countries.
Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif called upon General Fan Changlong, vice chairman of China's Central Military Commission, on Sunday 25,January,2015 morning, according to a tweet by Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), Maj-Gen Asim Bajwa.
Gen Fan termed 'China-Pakistan solid relations as strategic cooperative partnership' and called the two countries most important neighbours and iron brothers.
Showing solidarity with Pakistan against any challenge, "he praised 'Operation Zarb-i-Azb' and termed it as a decisive, indiscriminate, bold and hard blow for terrorists," said another tweet by the top military spokesman.
The vice chairman of China's Central Military Commission also praised Pakistan's national consensus reached against terrorism and the country's resolves, efforts, sacrifices in fighting the menace.
He also assured the visiting army chief of China's full cooperation in this regard.
This is General Sharif’s second visit to China since he assumed the command of the country’s military in 2013.