According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) on Monday, Chinese Defense Minister Wei Fenghe praised Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa for exceptional efforts taken to ensure For COEC (China-Pakistan Economic Corridor) developments, “a safe and secure environment” is required.
The COAS is on a two-day official visit to China, and the Chinese defense minister made the comments during their meeting in Xi’an, according to the ISPR.
China “greatly cherishes its time-tested connections with Pakistan and its army, and looks forward to further developing this collaboration,” General Wei Fenghe said during the visit.
According to the military media wing, he underlined that military cooperation between Pakistan and China is “an important cornerstone of bilateral relations.”
The Chinese defense minister added that he was pleased with how the CPEC projects were coming along and hoped they would be finished on schedule. The expansion of CPEC, he continued, “aims to increase benefits and prosperity for the people of both countries.”