Pakistan Army Chief meets PLA Commander & Vice Chairman CMC in Beijing

BEIJING, China: The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa met the Commander of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) General Han Weiguo and the Vice Chairman of the Central Military Commission (CMC) General Xu Qiliang at PLA Headquarters in Beijing.

In the meeting, the regional security environment including situation in Indian Occupied Jammu & Kashmir (IOJ&K) and Pak China defence cooperation were discussed.

The COAS apprised the Chinese military leadership about consequences of the ongoing situation in IOJ&K if it’s not amicably resolved for which India needs to respect UN resolutions and ensure the human rights of Kashmiris.

The Chinese military leadership supporting Pakistan’s principled stance on Kashmir issue, appreciated sane Pakistani approach in the interest of peace. They agreed that continued unresolved Pak-India tension will have serious implications for peace and stability in the region.

General Bajwa apprised them that Pakistan looks forward to peace but that shall not be at the cost any compromise on principles or honour and dignity of the nation.

Both sides also discussed the developing situation in Gulf and efforts for peace in Afghanistan. Both sides agreed to enhance existing defence cooperation in line with history of mutual time tested relationship.

Earlier upon his arrival at PLA Headquarters, the COAS was presented a guard of honour.

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