Pakistan an 'irreplaceable' friend, Chinese foreign minister tells army chief

General Raheel Sharif met senior Chinese leaders on Monday during his official visit

Web Desk January 26, 2015
General Raheel Sharif held meetings with senior Chinese leaders on Monday, January 26, 2015. PHOTO: ISPR

RAWALPINDI: Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, during a meeting with the army chief, said that Pakistan is China’s irreplaceable, all-weather friend, and that both the countries are part of a community of shared heritage.

According to Director-General Inter Services Public Relations Major General Asim Bajwa, army chief General Raheel Sharif met senior Chinese leaders, including Chairman People’s Conference HE Mr Yu Zhengsheng, State Leader Yu Zhengsheng and the Chinese foreign minister, among others, on Monday.

Meng Jianzhu, member Politburo, the second highest council within the Communist Party assured the army chief that China has consistent policy on Pakistan that is beyond individuals, adding that Pakistan’s concern is China's concern.

Zhengsheng said that Pakistan has always stood by China, terming it as its “the most reliable partner.”

The Chinese government, and the people will help Pakistan in all respects, added the state leader.

General Raheel thanked the Chinese leaders for inviting him, saying the world must understand the evolving environment. "Greater international focus, coordination is needed to end the fight against terrorism."

Earlier on Sunday, General Raheel held an extensive meeting with his Chinese counterpart, General Qi Jianguo, and discussed regional security and defence-related issues.

The army chief is on a two-day official visit on the invitation of Chinese officials to meet the political and military leadership.

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zaman | 6 years ago | Reply

@Bharat Patel: please provide reference for your statement.


furqan | 6 years ago | Reply

Pak-China friendship wan sui(long live in Chinese)

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