Pak Army, PLA are brothers in arms: COAS

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A ceremony was held at GHQ in connection with the 94th founding day of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army

RAWALPINDI: Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa has said that Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) and Pakistan Army are brothers in arms and our ties are constantly strengthening to protect mutual interests.

According to DG ISPR, a ceremony was held at GHQ in connection with the 94th founding day of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army with Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa as the chief guest.

Ambassador of China to Pakistan Nong Rang, Defence Attache; Major General Chen Wenrong, officials from Chinese Embassy and officers from tri-services of Pakistan attended the event.

Speaking on the occasion China’s Defence Attaché thanked COAS for hosting a reception on the eve of PLA’s 94th Anniversary. Recalling Chinese President Mr Xi Jinping’s view that Pakistan Armed Forces are the mainstay of Pak-China strategic relations, the Defence Attaché said China and Pakistan are iron brothers, all-weather friends and strategic partners. No matter how the world situation changes, we will always stand together in safeguarding our national sovereignty, territorial integrity and maintaining regional peace and stability.

The Chief of Army Staff General Bajwa felicitated PLA’s leadership and lauded PLA’s role in China’s defence, security and nation building. Highlighting various facets of the deep rooted ties between the two states, militaries and the people, COAS said Pakistan China relationship is unique and robust that has proven its resilience in the face of challenges. In the evolving security milieu, Pakistan China partnership is becoming increasingly important for regional peace and stability. COAS said our past and present testifies that we never given in to challenges, COAS concluded.