Rawalpindi (Staff Report): Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa met the Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi at the Chinese Foreign office in Beijing today (Friday), said a statement issued by Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the military’s public relations wing.

According to ISPR, the Chinese minister expressed complete understanding of the challenges faced by Pakistan, its geopolitical relevance and the contributions towards regional peace and stability.

Mr. Wang Yi further added that China lauded Pakistan's tireless efforts to maintain friendly ties with its neighbours including India and Afghanistan despite current regional challenges.

He also thanked Pakistan for realizing its time-tested support of China on core issues and CEPC as part of One Belt One Road (OBOR).

The statement concluded that army chief reiterated that Pakistan greatly values its strong friendship with China and looks forward to carrying on with the same zeal. The COAS thanked the minister and China on their acknowledgements and diplomatic support to Pakistan on core issues.