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Pakistan, China strengthen military cooperation

Pakistan and China agreed to further increase military cooperation and strategic communication at all levels so as to overcome the challenges being confronted by the two countries, according to top military officials of both countries.

During a meeting held here Monday at the Pakistani Ministry of Defence between Minister for Defence Chaudhry Ahmad Mukhtar and Chinese Defence Minister General Liang Guanglie, the two sides exchanged views on bilateral defence cooperation, geo-strategic situation of the region and the anti-terror efforts made by Pakistan.

The meeting discussed the security environment of the region and emphasized the need for making joint efforts to weed out terrorism. It was also agreed to share intelligence gathering which was essential for defeating the terrorist elements.

General Liang Guanglie assured his Pakistani counterpart that China would continue to provide military and economic assistance to Pakistan so as to make it a stronger and prosperous country.

He also assured that his country would continue to support Pakistan’s stance on different issues on every international forum.

Appreciating the unflinching support provided by the People’s Republic of China to Pakistan, the Pakistani Defence Minister said that Pakistan was highly indebted to China for supporting Pakistan in difficult times and specially its role in developing and strengthening the defence sector of Pakistan.

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