COAS General Bajwa meets Chinese FM in Beijing



ISLAMABAD: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Friday met Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi at the Chinese Foreign Office in Beijing.

The Chinese minister expressed complete understanding of the challenges faced by Pakistan, its geo-political relevance and contributions towards regional peace and stability, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) stated in a press release.

The Chinese minister said that China appreciates Pakistan’s efforts to maintain good relationships with its neighbors, including India and Afghanistan, despite the challenges.

Wang Yi also thanked Pakistan for its time-tested support to China on core issues, and appreciated Pakistan’s efforts for realisation of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) as part of the One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative. He reiterated his country’s full spectrum support to Pakistan.

The COAS, on the occasion, thanked the minister and China on their acknowledgement of Pakistan’s services for regional peace and their support to the country.

He said that Pakistan greatly values its strong friendship with China and looks forward to carrying it on with the same zeal.