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."
#COAS thanked chinese ldrs 4 sp: "World must understand evolving Envmt.Greater intl focus,Coord needed 2 logically concl fight vs terrorism"— Gen(R) Asim Saleem Bajwa (@AsimBajwaISPR) January 26, 2015
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.