China, Pakistan vow to jointly safeguard security of economic corridor

China Military

General Fang Fenghui (2nd R), chief of the Joint Staff Department under China's Central Military Commission, holds talks with Pakistan Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa (2nd L) in Beijing on March 16, 2017. ( Min)

BEIJING, March 17 (ChinaMil) -- General Fang Fenghui, member of China's Central Military Commission (CMC) and chief of the Joint Staff Department under the CMC, met with Pakistan's Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa in Beijing on the morning of March 16.

The two sides had in-depth exchange of views on international and regional security situation, relations between the two armed forces and other issues.

Fang said that Chinese President Xi Jinping has met with leaders of Pakistan many times in recent years, stressing the need to make good use of the traditional friendship between the two countries, advantages of being geographical neighbors and complementary in economy to share opportunities, jointly meet the challenges and seek common development.

Since the establishment of diplomatic ties between the two countries, China and Pakistan have always been giving firm support to each other in their core interests and the China-Pakistan all-weather friendship has withstood the tests of time and fluctuating international situations, said Fang.

He continued that the Chinese military is willing to work together with the Pakistani military to earnestly implement the important consensus reached by heads of state of the two countries, deepen the pragmatic cooperation and jointly safeguard the security of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

Fang told his Pakistani guest that the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) is also willing to make joint efforts with the Pakistan Armed Forces to promote the implementation of the Cooperation and Coordination Mechanism in Counter Terrorism by Afghanistan-China-Pakistan-Tajikistan Armed Forces and enhance counter-terrorism efforts.

Bajwa thanked China for its long-standing support for Pakistan. He said that the Pakistan Armed Forces is willing to cooperate with the Chinese PLA to deepen cooperation in various fields.

Pakistan Armed Forces fully support the construction of the four-nation counter-terrorism mechanism and resolutely crack down on East Turkestan Islamic Movement (ETIM) and other terrorist forces to ensure the security of the Pakistan-China Economic Corridor, providing a favorable security environment for the prosperity and development of the two countries, Bajwa said.


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