China, Pakistan face similar challenges & opportunities: COAS

01 Aug, 2017 12:00 am

RAWALPINDI (92 News) – China and Pakistan face similar challenges and opportunities. Both countries have assumed shared responsibility towards stability in the region and prosperity of our people. This unity of purpose has led to the consolidation and has strengthened our resolve as determined nations, to brave all challenges and storms together.

This was stated by Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa, while speaking at a reception held in connection with the 90th Anniversary of the Founding of People’s Liberation Army on Monday.

“This day symbolizes the power of people’s unity, unflinching resolve and sacrifices, owing to which PLA, today, is one of the finest military outfits in the world. The professional standards of PLA, its training and technological outreach, and its enviable operational record, stand second to none,” he maintained.

The COAS said that Pakistan Army and the people of Pakistan take great pride in their deep-rooted brotherly relationship with People’s Republic of China. “This enviable relationship finds no parallel in the world.”

He said: “As important strategic players in the region, our relations have jointly benefitted both the countries. It is a relationship based on mutual trust, respect, understanding and cooperation. In fact, this friendship is flourishing with every passing day, which encompasses every aspect of our life.”


Gen Qamar Bajwa said that Pakistan is indebted to China for its unflinching support to our perspective at all international forums, may it be expansion of Nuclear Suppliers Group, Kashmir Issue, or Pakistan’s full membership of Shanghai Cooperation Organization.

“China has always provided unconditional support to Pakistan’s efforts for reconciliation in Afghanistan, especially at the platform of Quadrilateral Coordination Group (QCG). We are also actively cooperating in all fields against war on terror. Moreover, from diplomatic cooperation to security collaboration, we have stood by each other through thick and thin and shall continue to stand shoulder to shoulder, come rain or shine,” the COAS maintained.

 




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