Beijing (Web Desk): Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa and the Chinese military leadership on Tuesday discussed the situation in India-occupied Kashmir (IOK), the developing situation in Gulf and efforts for peace in Afghanistan.
According to a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), COAS General Bajwa called on Commander Army General Han Weiguo, People’s Liberation Army (PLA), and General Xu Qiliang, Vice Chairman of the Central Military Commission (CMC), at the PLA's headquarters.
The two sides discussed regional security environment and Pakistan China defence cooperation, the military's media wing said.
The statement said, "The COAS apprised Chinese military leadership about consequences of the ongoing situation in occupied Kashmir if it’s not amicably resolved, for which India needs to respect United Nations resolutions and ensure the human rights of Kashmiris."
"Chinese military leadership, supporting Pakistan’s principled stance on Kashmir issue, appreciated sane Pakistani approach in the interest of peace," it added.
The military leadership of both the countries agreed that continued unresolved Pak-India tensions will have serious implications for peace and stability in the region.
"The COAS apprised them [the Chinese military leadership] that Pakistan looks forward to peace but that shall not be at the cost of any compromise on principles or honour and dignity of the nation."
The two sides also discussed the developing situation in Gulf and efforts for peace in Afghanistan. Both sides agreed to enhance existing defence cooperation.
On arrival at PLA headquarters, the army chief was accorded a guard of honour by a smartly turned-out contingent.
Prime Minister Imran Khan, COAS General Bajwa, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and other ministers and officials are in China on an official visit.