RAWALPINDI: Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Monday said the enviable relationship between Pakistan and China finds no parallel in the world.
“Pakistan Army and the people of Pakistan take great pride in our deep rooted brotherly relationship with People’s Republic of China,” he said while addressing at 90th Founding Day of Chinese PLA COAS Bajwa felicitates China’s PLA on 90th founding day: ISPR.
The Army chief said both China and Pakistan were faced with similar challenges and opportunities. Both countries had assumed shared responsibility towards stability in the region and prosperity of our people, he added.
“This unity of purpose has led to the consolidation and has strengthened our resolve as determined nations, to brave all challenges and storms together,” he said.
He said the relationship between the neighboring countries and strategic players in the region were based on mutual trust, respect, understanding and cooperation. He also said the friendship was flourishing with every passing day, which encompassed every aspect of the life.
Qamar Bajwa said the close collaboration spanned over a wider canvas than ever before and ranged across strategic initiatives like China Pakistan Economic Corridor, defence collaboration in numerous joint projects and united diplomatic front, internationally.
“Pakistan is indebted to China for its unflinching support to our perspective at all international forums, may it be expansion of Nuclear Suppliers Group, Kashmir Issue, or Pakistan’s full membership of Shanghai Cooperation Organization.
“China has always provided unconditional support to Pakistan’s efforts for reconciliation in Afghanistan, especially at the platform of Quadrilateral Coordination Group (QCG),” he said.
He said both the countries were also actively cooperating in all fields against war on terror. Moreover, from diplomatic cooperation to security collaboration, we have stood by each other through thick and thin and shall continue to stand shoulder to shoulder, come rain or shine, he maintained.
On this historic occasion, he also extended praises for PLA and said, “I convey, deepest compliments from all ranks of Pakistan Army, to all ranks of People’s Liberation Army.”
“This day symbolizes the power of people’s unity, unflinching resolve and sacrifices, owing to which PLA, today, is one of the finest military outfits in the world.
“The professional standards of PLA, its training and technological outreach, and its enviable operational record, stand second to none,” he said.
Bajwa said collaboration between PLA and Pakistan Army, would continue to expand to bring peace to the region in general and China – Pakistan in particular.