RAWALPINDI, Pakistan: The 95th Anniversary of the founding of Chinese Peoples’ Liberation Army (PLA) was commemorated at Pakistan army’s general headquarters (GHQ) in Rawalpindi on Monday.
The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa was the Chief Guest on the occasion.
The Ambassador of China to Pakistan His Excellency Nong Rong, Officials from Chinese Embassy & Officers from tri-services of Pakistan attended the event.
Speaking on the occasion, the Chinese ambassador thanked the 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.
Ambassador Nong Rong 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.
The 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, the COAS said that Pakistan China relationship is unique & robust that has proven its resilience in the face of challenges.
The Army Chief said that PLA and Pakistan Army are brothers in arms & our relationship will continue to contribute towards safeguarding our collective interests.