SEPTEMBER 18, 2018
China on Monday hailed Pakistan Army for providing security to the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said.
“People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Chief Gen Han Weiguo appreciated and acknowledged high professional standing of Pakistan Army displayed while combating terrorism. He also appreciated high degree of security being provided to CPEC by Pakistan Army,” the ISPR said after a meeting between PLA chief and Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa in Beijing.
Both the commanders discussed regional security environment, security of CPEC and bilateral security cooperation during Gen Bajwa’s visit to the PLA Headquarters, ISPR DG Major General Asif Ghafoor said on his official Twitter handle.
The Chinese general expressed his keen desire to benefit from Pakistan Army’s combat experience and expand the bilateral cooperation.
The COAS thanked his counterpart for hosting him. He said that both armies had a history of cooperation and there were vast avenues for further enhancing the same.
Earlier, upon arrival at the PLA Headquarters, General Bajwa was presented a guard of honour.
On Tuesday, the COAS is scheduled to meet Central Military Commission (CMC) Vice Chairman Gen Zhang Youxia.