The vice-chairperson of China’s Central Military Commission (CMC), General Xu Qiliang, on Tuesday called on Prime Minister Imran Khan, a statement said.
The meeting between PM Imran and Gen Xu took place in the Prime Minister’s office.
A day prior, the CMC VC — with a high-level delegation — had visited the Pakistan Army’s headquarters and held a one-on-one meeting with Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa.
China’s General Xu Qiliang meets COAS Gen Bajwa at GHQ
According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the meeting was followed by delegation-level talks between the two sides.
“During the meeting, matters of mutual interest, regional security, avenues to enhance bilateral defense collaboration, and particularly the situation in Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IoJ&K) were discussed,” it had said.
COAS Gen Bajwa appreciated China’s understanding and support on all important issues particularly Kashmir, the statement had added, noting that the visiting dignitary said China “greatly values its time tested relations with Pakistan and its Army and is looking forward to further solidify this relation”.
A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed by the two sides for enhancement of defense cooperation and capacity building of Pakistan Army.
On arrival at the GHQ, Gen Xu laid a floral wreath at the Yadgar-e-Shuhada (Martyrs’ Monument) and was presented a guard of honor.
Vice Chairman (VC) Central Military Commission of China also called on Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi in Islamabad.
During the meeting, matters of mutual interest, including CPEC, as vital part of Belt & Road initiative, were discussed.
The Naval Chief also highlighted close bilateral ties between Armed Forces of the two countries.
Vice Chairman of Chinese Central Military Commission termed Pakistan as China’s all weather strategic partners.
The Naval Chief also shed light over the role of Pakistan navy in maintaining maritime security of the region.