Army Chief, Chinese Envoy discuss CPEC, other issues

RAWALPINDI: Nong Rong, Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan, called on General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) at General Headquarters (GHQ) on Friday, Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement on Friday.
According to the military’s media wing, during the meeting, matters of mutual interest, regional security situation, bilateral cooperation in various fields, and China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) were discussed.
COAS thanked the Ambassador for unwavering Chinese support extended to Pakistan during testing times of pandemic, the statement said, adding, Ambassador 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.
Meanwhile, Doctor Mutlaq Bin Majed Al-Qahtani, Special Envoy of the Foreign Minister for Counter-Terrorism and Mediation of Conflict Resolution, State of Qatar also called on Gen Bajwa.
During the meeting, 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.
COAS appreciated the contributions and highly constructive role played by Qatar in facilitating and hosting Afghan Peace 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.–ISPR