Gen Qamar discusses CPEC, regional situation with Chinese envoy

Separately, army chief also meets Qatar envoy, praises Doha's role in facilitating Afghan peace process


News Desk July 09, 2021
Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Yao Jing called on Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa. PHOTO: ISPR

Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Nong Rong called on Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa at the General Headquarters (GHQ) in Rawalpindi and discussed matters of mutual interest.

“During the meeting, matters of mutual interest, regional security situation, bilateral cooperation in various fields and update on the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) were discussed,” the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement on Friday.

The army chief thanked the envoy for “unwavering Chinese support” extended to Pakistan during testing times of pandemic.

Ambassador Nong appreciated and acknowledged Pakistan's positive role in the region and pledged to play his role for further improvement in diplomatic cooperation between both countries.

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Separately, Qatar’s special envoy for counter-terrorism and mediation of conflict resolution Doctor Mutlaq Bin Majed Al-Qahtani met General Qamar at the military’s headquarters and discussed a range of issues including the Afghan peace process.

During the meeting, the ISPR said matters of mutual interest, regional security situation including recent updates on Afghan situation, facilitation of reconciliation process in Afghanistan and cooperation in various fields were discussed in detail.

The COAS appreciated the contributions and highly constructive role played by Qatar in facilitating and hosting the Afghan reconciliation process and hoped for continuous cooperation for ensuring regional peace and stability in the region.

The visiting dignitary also appreciated Pakistan's consistent efforts for peace and stability in the region and pledged to keep working for strengthening relations between the two countries, the ISPR added.

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