Pakistan, China enhance defense cooperation, confirm ‘Strategic Partnership in Challenging Times’

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Relations between the two countries have grown rapidly in all areas, despite concerns from the West about China’s growing influence in the region.

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  • Pakistan, China reaffirm their “strategic partnership in challenging times”
  • Pak Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa held talks with the Chinese team led by General Zhang Yuxia.
  • The visit was part of the Pak-China Joint Military Cooperation Committee (PCJMCC).

Pakistan and China on Sunday stepped up their defense cooperation by reaffirming their “strategic partnership in challenging times” as Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa, along with top defense officials, accompanied the Chinese team led by Vice-Chairman Central Military Commission Gen. were having a conversation. Zhang Yuxia.

According to a statement by the Pakistan Army, Pakistan’s tri-services military delegation visited China from June 9 to 12, where it held extensive discussions with senior officials of the Chinese military and other government departments.

The apex meeting was held on June 12 in which the Pakistani side was led by General Bajwa, while the Chinese side was led by General Zhang.

“The two sides discussed their perspectives on the international and regional security situation and expressed satisfaction at the defense cooperation between the two countries,” the statement said.

It said, “Pakistan and China reaffirmed their strategic partnership in challenging times and agreed to continue regular exchange of perspectives on issues of mutual interest. Both sides held their training, training, and Also vowed to enhance technology and counter-terrorism cooperation.”

The visit was part of the Pak-China Joint Military Cooperation Committee (PCJMCC) – its apex committee, the highest military cooperation body. The committee has two sub-committees which include Joint Cooperation on Military Affairs (JCMA) and Joint Cooperation on Military Equipment and Training (JCMET).

Relations between the two countries have grown rapidly in all areas, despite concerns from the West about China’s growing influence in the region.

Pakistan is dependent on China for military equipment and recently Beijing provided J-10 fighter jets to balance the strategic edge India got after buying Rafale jets from France.

Their multi-faceted cooperation has gained more importance in the context of rapidly changing regional conditions.

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