Rawalpindi (Web Desk): Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Wednesday said that Pakistan greatly values its friendly relations with its “iron brother” China, the military’s media wing said.
According to a o a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the COAS expressed these words during a meeting with the Ambassador of China to Pakistan, Nong Rong who called on him in Rawalpindi.
“During the meeting, matters of mutual interest, progress on China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and regional security situation including latest developments in Afghan Peace Process were discussed,” the statement said.
The ISPR statement said that the army chief thanked the dignitary for China’s contribution towards fight against COVID-19 and provision of vaccines to Pakistan and said that Pakistan greatly values its friendly relations with its “iron brother” China.
The COAS also felicitated the dignitary for holding grand ceremony in Beijing on the occasion of 70th Anniversary of Pak-China diplomatic relations.
“The visiting dignitary appreciated Pakistan's sincere efforts for bringing peace and stability in the region, especially the Afghan peace process,” the statement said.
Meanwhile, members Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) also called on the COAS General Qamar Javed Bajwa.
During the meeting, FPCCI’s role in the development of commercial and industrial hubs in Pakistan as well as evolving regional economic environment were discussed.
The COAS appreciated the role of business community in economic uplift of Pakistan and affirmed Pakistan Army’s complete support.
The delegation acknowledged Pakistan Army’s role and sacrifices in provision of secure enabling environment for economic prosperity in Pakistan.