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Pakistan, China agree to enhance cooperation to counter security challenges

Islamabad, May 07, 2023 (PPI-OT): Pakistan and China have agreed to enhance their existing cooperation in defence and security domains to effectively counter common security challenges. The understanding was reached during a meeting between Chief of Army Staff, General Syed Asim Munir and China’s State Councillor and Foreign Minister Qin Gang in Rawalpindi.

According to ISPR, both sides reiterated their resolve to further strengthen the time-tested, all-weather friendship between Pakistan and China. Talking to the Chinese Foreign Minister, the Army Chief reaffirmed Pakistan’s commitment to China-Pakistan Strategic relationship.

He also pledged full support for China-Pakistan Economic Corridor project, which is a vital component of China’s Belt and Road Initiative. The Army Chief appreciated China’s unwavering support for Pakistan on regional and international issues.

Reiterating China’s commitment to timely completion of CPEC, the Chinese Foreign Minister expressed satisfaction over progress made on this project so far. He also appreciated Pakistan’s efforts in maintaining regional peace and stability, especially the support of Pakistan Armed Forces for provision of security to Chinese nationals and projects in the country.

For more information, contact:

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting

Government of Pakistan

4th Floor, Cabinet Block, Pak. Secretariat, Islamabad, Pakistan

Tel: +92-51-9103557