Indebted to China for support on Kashmir: Pak army Chief Bajwa

Pak-China “important strategic players” in the region, face similar challenges.

Pakistan is “indebted” to its all-weather ally China for its “unflinching support” to it on the Kashmir issue, the expansion of the NSG and the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, Pakistan army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa has said.

Describing China and Pakistan as “important strategic players in the region,” General Bajwa, who was the chief guest at a reception in Rawalpindi on Monday hosted by the Chinese embassy, said, their bilateral ties have jointly benefitted both the countries.

“It is a relationship based on mutual trust, respect, understanding and cooperation. In fact, this friendship is flourishing with every passing day, which encompasses every aspect of our life,” he said at a function to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the founding of China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA).

Calling the 2.3-million-strong PLA, the world’s largest standing army, as “one of the finest military outfits in the world,” he said the Pakistan Army and the people of Pakistan take great pride in “our deep rooted brotherly relationship” with China.

“Pakistan is indebted to China for its unflinching support to our perspective at all international forums, may it be expansion of Nuclear Suppliers Group, Kashmir Issue, or Pakistan’s full membership of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation,” he said.

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