COAS General Qamar Bajwa has reaffirmed Pakistan Army’s support for the security of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, a flagship project of China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) has said.
The army chief made the remarks in his meeting with General Han Weighou, commander of China’s ground forces at the General Headquarters on Monday.
According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), during the meeting, both leaders discussed matters related to regional security and professional interest.
The Chinese commander lauded the role of Pakistan Army in the war against terrorism and continued efforts for regional peace and stability, said a press release by ISPR.
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COAS reaffirmed Pakistan Army’s unwavering support for CPEC security, said ISPR.
Earlier on arrival at GHQ, a contingent of Pakistan Army presented guard of honour to the visiting dignitary. To pay homage to the martyrs of Pakistan Army, the visiting general laid floral wreath at Yadgar-e-Shuhada.
Earlier on Wednesday, COAS Bajwa presided over the Annual Formation Commanders Conference (FCC) held in General Headquarters (GHQ).
The Director General of Inter-Services Public Relations (DG-ISPR) Asif Ghafoor in a tweet revealed that matters pertaining to the geo-strategic condition and national security came under discussion during the meeting.
The statement further entailed, matters of internal security, their resolutions and addressing challenges in kind were also underscored during the discussion.
CPEC is a 3,000-kilometre network of roads, pipelines and railways to connect Gwadar port to Kashgar in the Xinjiang autonomous region of China.
The over $50 billion project intends to rapidly modernise Pakistan’s infrastructure, improve energy ecosystem and establish special economic zones.
Last month in Balochistan, which is at the centre of the infrastructure projects, three terrorists were killed and five people were martyred in an attack on a luxury hotel in Gwadar.
A Special Security Division was established in 2017 for the security of the joint project as well as protecting Chinese nationals working in Pakistan.