Chinese Defence Attaché Major General Chen Wenrong on Saturday along with a delegation visited Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) in connection with 93rd anniversary of Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA).
ISPR DG Major General Babar Iftikhar welcomed the delegation on behalf of Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa, according to an ISPR statement.
"On this momentous occasion of anniversary, the ISPR DG felicitated the PLA and also conveyed compliments from the COAS and all ranks of armed forces to all ranks of the PLA," it said.
“Pakistan Army and PLA are the key components of Pak-China strategic relations and we are proud to be brothers in arms,” the military's media wing quoted the army chief as saying.
The visiting dignitary expressed his gratitude for hosting this commemoration ceremony at the ISPR.
Speaking on the occasion, Maj-Gen Chen Wenrong said the military relations between China and Pakistan had strengthened over the years.
“The two countries have forged all-weather strategic partnership and China highly values the efforts made by Pakistan in all fields especially during the Covid-19. China-Pakistan friendship will remain evergreen,” he maintained.
Chinese Ambassador Yao Jing also sent a message of congratulations on the PLA day, emphasising that the Pakistan-China military relations were an important pillar of the strategic ties between the two countries.
China looks forward to further expanding and enhancing military cooperation with Pakistan to make new contribution to the consolidation of bilateral relations and maintenance of peace and stability in the region and beyond, he added.