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Gen Bajwa discusses regional security with Chinese counterpart

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BEIJING: Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Monday visited the headquarters of People’s Liberation Army (PLA) in Beijing and met his counterpart General Han Weiguo.

According to the Inter-Services Public Relations, both commanders discussed regional security environment, security of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and bilateral security cooperation.

The PLA chief appreciated and acknowledged the high professional standing of the Pakistan Army displayed while combating terrorism. He also appreciated the high degree of security being provided to CPEC by Pakistan Srmy.

The Chinese general expressed his keen desire to benefit from Pakistan Army’s combat experience and also expand bilateral cooperation.

Gen Bajwa thanked his counterpart for hosting him. He expressed that both armies have history of cooperation and there are vast avenues for further enhancing the same.

The army chief was presented guard of honour upon arrival at the PLA headquarter. Tomorrow, he is scheduled to meet Vice Chairman Central Military Commission (CMC) Gen Zhang Youxia.

The army chief is currently on a three-official visit of China and is expected to interact with several Chinese military and civil leaders.

Earlier this month, China has said joint exercises of Chinese and Pakistan armed forces, training and competitions will help improve ability to deal with multiple security threats and jointly maintain regional peace and stability.

The Chinese defence ministry’s spokesperson had said these exercises would also help the military of participating countries to enhance understanding and deepen mutual trust.

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