Pakistan values its ties with Netherlands: COAS

F.P. Report
RAWALPINDI: Ambassador of Netherlands to Pakistan Wouter Plomp paid a farewell call on Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa in Rawalpindi on Monday.
During the meeting, matters of mutual interest, regional security situation and bilateral cooperation in various fields were discussed. According to a Radio Pakistan’s report, the Army Chief said Pakistan values its relations with the Netherlands and earnestly looks forward to enhance mutually beneficial multi-domain relations based on common interests.
He thanked the ambassador for his services and appreciated his contribution in fostering strong ties between the two countries. On the occasion, the Ambassador appreciated Pakistan’s role for regional stability and ensured to play his role for further improvement in diplomatic cooperation with Pakistan at all levels.
Meanwhile, the 95th Anniversary of the founding of Chinese Peoples’ Liberation Army (PLA) was commemorated at GHQ, said a statement issued by Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR). General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) was the Chief Guest on the occasion.
Ambassador of China to Pakistan; His Excellency Mr Nong Rong, officials from Chinese Embassy & Officers from tri-services of Pakistan attended the event. Speaking on the occasion, Ambassador of China thanked COAS for hosting reception on the eve of PLA’s 95th Anniversary.
The Chinese Ambassador said that China & Pakistan are iron brothers, all-weather friends & strategic partners. The Chinese Ambassador said that the recent meeting of China- Pakistan Joint Committee of Cooperation held at China has setup an important platform for military collaborations which will serve effectively for military-to-military relations between the two countries.
COAS felicitated PLA and lauded PLA’s role in China’s defence, security & nation building. Highlighting various facets of the deep rooted ties between the two states, militaries and the people, COAS said Pakistan China relationship is unique & robust that has proven its resilience in the face of challenges. COAS said the PLA and Pakistan Army are brothers in arms & our relationship will continue to contribute towards safeguarding our collective interests, COAS concluded.