COAS vows full support for CPEC project

The COAS met Chinese State Councillor and Foreign Minister Qin Gang and discussed matters of mutual interest including regional security and defence cooperation, Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), the military’s media wing, said.

The COAS also pledged full support for China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project, which was a vital component of China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).

He appreciated China’s unwavering support for Pakistan on regional and international issues.

Foreign Minister Qin Gang underscored the importance of the longstanding strategic relationship between the brotherly nations and expressed his satisfaction over the progress made on CPEC while reiterating China’s commitment to its timely completion.

He also appreciated Pakistan’s efforts in maintaining regional peace and stability, especially the support of the Pakistan Armed Forces for the provision of security to Chinese Nationals and projects in Pakistan.

The two dignitaries also discussed the evolving security situation in the region. COAS acknowledged China’s role in promoting peace and stability in the region, and both sides agreed to enhance their existing cooperation in defence and security domains to effectively counter common security challenges.

The meeting concluded on a positive note, with both sides reiterating their resolve to further strengthen the time-tested, all-weather friendship between Pakistan and China.