Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China, H.E. Mr. Nong Rong called on Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Chief Marshal Zaheer Ahmed Baber Sidhu, Pakistan Air Force (PAF) in his office on September 09, 2022. Several key areas of mutual interest along with regional developments were discussed.
CAS shared broad contours of PAF’s modernization drive to achieve operational capability in the contemporary warfare in air, space and cyber space domains as per the PAF’s operational construct. He also highlighted that both countries enjoy unprecedented strategic partnership and reiterated his resolve to further enhance the existing bilateral ties in military-to-military cooperation and training domains between PAF and People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF). CAS further said, "Pakistan values its strong diplomatic, economic, defense relationship and time-tested friendship with China which are based on convergence on all important issues relating to regional peace, security and stability”.
The visiting dignitary praised the professionalism of PAF personnel and the exceptional progress made by PAF over the years, especially through indigenization. He appreciated Pakistan's efforts in promoting regional peace. Both leaders vowed to further consolidate cooperation in various fields including emerging technologies and mutual cooperation in military industry. The honourable Ambassador also offered heartfelt condolences to the people of Pakistan over the loss of life and devastation caused by floods in Pakistan.
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