On November 30, 2020, China's Minister of National Defense General Wei Fenghe met with Pakistan’s top military leadership during his official visit to Pakistan. He called on Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC) General Nadeem Raza at Joint Staff Headquarters, Rawalpindi.
In this meeting, matters related to changing geostrategic environment and further strengthening of security and defense cooperation between the two countries were discussed. Both sides reaffirmed their commitment to ‘iron brotherhood’ and ‘all-weather friendship’ with continued efforts to forge deeper strategic ties for a shared future and security vision.
Upon arrival at Joint Staff Headquarters, a smartly turned out tri-services’ contingent presented guard of honor to the visiting dignitary.
The Chinese Minister of National Defense also met with Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa at GHQ on the same day.
During the meeting, matters of mutual interest, regional security and enhanced bilateral defense collaboration were discussed. The visiting dignitary acknowledged and appreciated Pakistan Army’s sincere efforts for regional peace and provision of secure environment for CPEC projects. COAS thanked the dignitary for China’s unwavering support to Pakistan on all key issues at regional and international forums. COAS said, “Pakistan Army greatly values our time-tested and brotherly relations with China. We have been standing together all along, and our relations will be no different in the wake of future challenges.”
Later on, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was also signed for the enhancement of defense cooperation between both the armies.
Earlier on arrival at GHQ, the visiting Minister of National Defense was given a guard of honor by Pakistan Army contingent. He also laid a floral wreath at Yadgar-e-Shuhada.
Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Calls on COAS
Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan His Excellency Mr. Nong Rong, called on COAS General Qamar Javed Bajwa at GHQ on December 21, 2020.
Matters of mutual interest, bilateral defense cooperation and regional security situation including China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) were discussed during this meeting. Referring to the visit of Chinese Defense Minister to Pakistan General Wei Fenghe, COAS said, “It will further strengthen our time-tested relations with our ‘iron brother’.”
The visiting dignitary also appreciated Pakistan’s role for peace and stability in the region.
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