RAWALPINDI – Nong Rong, Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan and Major General Yang Yang, Incoming Chinese Defence Attache to Pakistan called on General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) at GHQ, on Friday.
According to Inter-Service Public Relations (ISPR), matters of mutual interest, regional security situation, including Afghan Peace Process and measures to further enhance bilateral cooperation were discussed during the meeting.
COAS reiterated the need for convergence of efforts towards a peaceful & prosperous Afghanistan in pursuit of regional stability.
COAS congratulated the incoming Defence Attache for assuming his new appointment and appreciated efforts of his predecessor.
The visiting dignitaries thanked COAS for special measures taken for provision of safe and secure environment to CPEC projects in Pakistan and efforts towards regional stability.
Back in August, the Chinese ambassador called on the army chief to discuss matters of mutual interests, defence collaboration, progress on CPEC, and regional security.
The Chinese envoy had appreciated Pakistan’s sincere efforts for peace and stability in the region, as he reiterated that Beijing shall continue to support Islamabad as a strategic partner.
The then-Director-General Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) Lieutenant General Faiz Hameed was also present during the meeting.
During their meeting in July at the GHQ, the army chief had told the ambassador that as China and Pakistan work for peace, they needed to stay strong to thwart designs of all inimical forces challenging their resolve.
The army chief told the ambassador that both countries need to thwart the designs of those threatening their strategic cooperation.