COAS hails Pakistan Army, PLA as ‘key elements’ of Pak-China relations

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COAS hails Pakistan Army, PLA as ‘key elements’ of Pak-China relations

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa, on the 93rd anniversary of the founding of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA), has stated each the nations militaries have been key elements of Pak-China strategic relations.

Celebrations have been held on the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) on Saturday to mark the 93rd anniversary of the founding of the PLA . The occasion was attended by Defence Attaché on the Chinese embassy Major General Chen Wenrong and his delegation.

According to the navy’s media wing, DG ISPR Major General Babar Iftikhar welcomed the delegation to ISPR on behalf of COAS General Qamar Javed Bajwa. The DG ISPR additionally felicitated the PLA on the momentous event and conveyed compliments from the military chief and all ranks of armed forces to all of the ranks of the PLA.

“Pakistan Army and PLA are the key components of Pak-China strategic relations and we are proud to be brothers in arms,” stated the COAS Gen Qamar Bajwa.

Major General Chen Wenrong, talking on the ceremony, stated that the navy relations between China and Pakistan have strengthened over time.

“The two countries have forged an all-weather strategic partnership and China highly values the efforts made by Pakistan in all fields especially during COVID-19. China-Pakistan friendship will remain evergreen,” stated Major General Wenrong.

According to the ISPR, the Chinese normal additionally expressed his gratitude for internet hosting the commemoration ceremony on the ISPR workplace. 

Meanwhile, Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Yao Jing additionally despatched a message of congratulations on PLA day. He emphasised that the Pakistan-China navy relations are an essential pillar of the strategic ties between the 2 nations.

“China looks forward to further expanding and enhancing military cooperation with Pakistan to make new contribution to the consolidation of bilateral relations and the maintenance of peace and stability in the region and beyond,” stated the Chinese envoy.