China and Pakistan have expressed their intention to strengthen bilateral military ties.
“The two countriesʼ militaries should further deepen exchanges and co-operation in various fields and at all levels, take resolute measures against terrorist forces, make efforts to ensure the security of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor [CPEC] construction, and serve as a reliable safeguard for the common interests and common development of the two countries,” Chinese President Xi Jinping was quoted by the Xinhua news agency during a meeting in Beijing with Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Qamar Javed Bajwa on 19 September.
“At present, the international and regional situation is undergoing complex changes, and the two countries are supporting each other, helping each other, and enhancing mutually beneficial co-operation, which have yielded fruitful outcomes,ˮ Xi said, adding that such efforts comply with current trends.
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