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COAS visits PLA headquarters, discusses Kashmir issue

COAS visits PLA headquarters, discusses Kashmir issue
October 8, 2019
BEIJING (92 News) – Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Sunday visited People’s Liberation Army (PLA) headquarters and discussed Indian Occupied Kashmir issue. According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the army chief met the top brass of the Chinese military during ongoing visit. General Bajwa met General Han Weiguo and General Xu Qiliang of the People’s Liberation Army in Beijing. Issues of regional security and defence cooperation were discussed in the meeting. The ISPR said that the COAS apprised Chinese military leadership about consequences of the ongoing situation in Occupied Kashmir, and said that India needed to respect UN resolution in this regard and ensure provision of human rights to Kashmiris. “The COAS apprised the Chinese military leadership about the peace efforts made by Pakistan, and said that the efforts would not be at the cost of any compromise on principles or honour and dignity of the nation,” the ISPR mentioned. .
Chinese military leadership backs Pakistan on Kashmir issue
The ISPR said that the Chinese military leadership supported the stance of Pakistan on the outstanding Occupied Kashmir issue with India. “Chinese military leadership supported Pakistan’s principled stance on Kashmir issue, and appreciated sane Pakistani approach in the interest of peace," the press release stated. ISPR also said that in the meeting, the two sides agreed that continued Pak-India tension would have serious implications for peace and stability in the region. Both sides also discussed the developing situation in Gulf and efforts for peace in Afghanistan, the press release stated. They also agreed to enhance existing defence cooperation in line with history of mutual time tested relationship. Earlier upon arrival at the PLA headquarters, COAS was presented with a guard of honour. COAS General Bajwa is likely to meet high-ranking Chinese officials along with Prime Minister Imran Khan on his trip.