China will work with Pakistan to safeguard regional stability: Beijing – Newspaper

BEIJING: After considering that the recent visit of the Vice President of the Central Military Commission of China, Gen Xu Qiliang, to Pakistan was very successful, the Chinese Defense Ministry said Thursday that Beijing will work together with Islamabad to strengthen strategic communication, improve mutual trust and Improve defense cooperation to safeguard peace and stability in the region.

Given the complex security situation in the region, the spokesman for the defense ministry said, China was willing to work with Pakistan to implement the consensus reached between the two heads of state, strengthen strategic communication, improve mutual trust and improve cooperation of defense to jointly safeguard regional stability

In his monthly report, spokesman Ren Guoqiang commented that China and Pakistan were strategic partners and iron brothers who helped each other.

He said Gen Xu's visit to Pakistan was in line with China's international military cooperation plan for 2019 and that both countries agreed.

The defense ministry describes Xu's visit as very successful

"This visit is very successful and we have seen a lot of media coverage on this visit."

General Xu led a high-level delegation to Pakistan earlier this week and held separate meetings with President Arif Alvi, Prime Minister Imran Khan, Army Chief of Staff, General Qamar Javed Bajwa and Admiral Chief of the Naval personnel, Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbassi, and talked with them. issues of mutual interest and regional peace and stability.

The visit took place in a context of intense tensions between India and Pakistan after the Indian decision to revoke the autonomous state of Kashmir in India and fork it into two parts: Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh.

Posted on Dawn, August 30, 2019



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