Pakistan, China vow to forge deeper strategic ties

F.P. Report

RAWALPINDI: Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCsSC) General Sahir Shamshad Mirza is on an official visit to China from 18-22 June 2023 as head of a military delegation for Pakistan-China Defence and Security Talks, said a statement issued by Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) on Wednesday.

During the visit, the CJCsSC met Chinese Chief of Joint Staff Department General Liu Zhenli.

During the meeting, both the sides reviewed the ongoing bilateral defence cooperation between China and Pakistan.

The CJCsSC reiterated that Pakistan-China friendship is highly valued and deeply rooted in the hearts and minds of Pakistani people.

He also said that not only have the military relations of the two countries withstood test of time, but also high-level cooperation in defence and training has progressed well.

The CJCsSC also held wide-ranging bilateral meetings with high-ranking civil and military dignitaries including Mr Qin Gang, Chinese State Councilor, Foreign Minister Mr Chen Wenqing and other key military and government officials.

Both sides reaffirmed their commitment that being “Iron Brothers” and “All Weather Friends”, Pakistan and China would continue to forge deeper strategic ties.