islamabad—Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Sun Weidong expressed his heartfelt felicitations to the appointments of General Zubair Mahmood Hayat and General Qamar Javed Bajwa as Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC) and Chief of Army Staff (COAS) respectively. Upon the advice of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, President of Pakistan Mamnoon Hussain made the two appointments. The Chinese Ambassador sincerely wished General Zubair Mahmood Hayat and General Qamar Javed Bajwa success and looked forward to greater development of the cordial relations between the two countries and two militaries between China and Pakistan during their tenure.
On the same day, Ambassador Sun Weidong expressed congratulations to Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif on his achievements and contribution to peace, stability and development of Pakistan during his tenure. Ambassador Sun highly appreciated the great importance attached and valuable contribution rendered by General Raheel Sharif to the promotion of the friendship and cooperation between two countries and militaries. Ambassador Sun
also extended gratitude to General Raheel Sharif for his support and commitment to the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.
Ambassador Sun also expressed sincere congratulations to former Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General Rashad Mahmood on his achievements and contribution to the military and nation of Pakistan. He highly appreciated the commitment and contribution of General Rashad Mahmood to the military-to-military relations between China and Pakistan during his tenure.