General Bajwa has affirmed that the Pakistan Army is the guarantor of the CPEC Project that China is funding and constructing in Pakistan. Recently, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi met Pakistani Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa to discuss the CPEC project and other key issues, including the Afghan Peace Process.
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Wang said that the Pakistani army is the protector of the China-Pakistan friendship, and the bilateral defence relations are vital for a strategic cooperative partnership between the two countries.
The Chinese state councilor told General Bajwa that his visit endeavours a comprehensive engagement with the new Pakistani government so as to expedite the strategic cooperative partnership between the two nations to a new stage and build a closer China-Pakistan Community of Shared Future.
The Pakistani army has made great efforts to ensure the security of CPEC project which is a key to Pakistan’s long-term development, said Wang, adding that he believes the Pakistani army will continue to enhance relevant security work for the construction of CPEC and China-Pakistan cooperation.
Meanwhile, Wang said the ties between Pakistan and Afghanistan have started to advance, anticipating that the two sides will keep engaging in dialogues and build mutual trust. Beijing is willing to utilize the trilateral foreign minister dialogue among China, Pakistan and Afghanistan to play a productive role in enhancing the relations between Pakistan and Afghanistan.
The Pakistani army chief expressed his admiration over Beijing’s efforts on reconciliation for the betterment of relations between Pakistan and Afghanistan and said that Islamabad is dedicated to enhance its ties with Kabul.