Beijing, 19 September 2022 (TDI): The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) of the Pakistan Army, General Qamar Javed Bajwa, is in China on a two-day official visit. While there, he had a meeting with the Chinese Defense Minister, General Wei Fenghe.

According to General Wei Fenghe, China values its long-standing relationships with Pakistan and its Army and is eager to deepen its current level of collaboration.

Additionally, he stated that the expansion of CPEC aims to increase advantages and prosperity for the citizens of both nations and referred to Pak-China military cooperation as a crucial cornerstone of bilateral relations.

The Defence Minister of China went on to commend the Pakistani Army Chief for taking particular measures to ensure that the CPEC projects in Pakistan are carried out in a safe and secure environment and for his efforts to promote regional stability.

He expressed satisfaction with the CPEC project’s progress and wished for the project’s prompt completion. Aside from that, General Wei Fenghe conveyed his sorrow at the destruction brought on by continuing floods in Pakistan as a result of climate change.

Along these lines, he extended his heartfelt condolences to the victims’ families. Moreover, he acknowledged the Pakistan Army’s rescue and relief efforts in flood-affected areas.

In this vein, the Chinese Defense Minister stated that China is eager to offer technical support for Pakistan’s flood relief efforts.

Whereas, General Qamar Javed Bajwa on his part thanked the Defense Minister for his words of solidarity and for China’s ongoing assistance to Pakistan.

Pakistan-China Strategic Ties

Both China and Pakistan have a history of friendly relations, which highlights the ingrained ties between the people, military, and the two states and is frequently referred to as “all-round cooperation.”

The relationship between the two nations is crucial to the stability of the vital region in the current strategic environment. Together, the two nations collaborate to flourish and meet the changing geo-economic and geo-strategic problems.

In addition to defending each other’s national interests, the strategic relations between two nations are seen as an enduring pledge and commitment. The two nations’ strategic ties are centered on promoting each other’s key ideologies and interdependence.