Tuesday, October 4, 2022

COAS Bajwa visits PLA headquarters, discusses regional security and IOJK


BEIJING: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Sunday visited People’s Liberation Army (PLA) headquarters and met the top brass of the Chinese military during his ongoing visit, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said.

The ISPR spokesperson said that the Army Chief visited PLA headquarters today and held separate meetings with the PLA commander and the vice-chairman of the Central Military Commission.

During the meeting, COAS Bajwa discussed the current situation of the Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IOJK) and matters relating to regional security. The Army Chief apprised the Chinese military leadership regarding the ongoing atrocities in IOJK.

Read: COAS General Bajwa reaches China on official visit

General Bajwa urged Indian authorities to respect the resolutions of the United Nations (UN) for Kashmir dispute besides ensuring the security of human rights of Kashmiris.

The Chinese military leadership expressed complete support to Pakistan’s stance on principle for Kashmir. They said that the gesture of Islamabad in the tensed situation is in the interest of peace.

The Army Chief reiterated that Pakistan desires regional peace but there would be no compromise to be made on honour and dignity of the country.

The spokesperson added that the Army Chief has also discussed Pakistan’s efforts for the establishment of peace in neighbouring Afghanistan.

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Moreover, the military top brass from both sides agreed to further enhance defence cooperation.

Earlier on Monday, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa had arrived in China on an official visit, ISPR reported.

The Director-General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), Major General Asif Ghafoor in a tweet said, “COAS General Qamar Javed Bajwa arrived in China today (Monday) on an official visit.”

The statement said that the Army Chief will meet Chinese military leadership including PLA Army Commander, Vice Chairman of the Central Military Commission and Commander Southern Theater Command.



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