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Chinese Defense Minister meets with Pakistani Chief of the Naval Staff

Published Apr 22, 2019
Updated Apr 20, 2020

Chinese State Councilor and Defense Minister General Wei Fenghe met on Sunday with Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi, Chief of the Naval Staff of Pakistan, in Beijing.

Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi visits China to participate in the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy.

During the meeting, General Wei said that thanks to the support and guidance of leaders of both countries, the China-Pakistan all-weather strategic cooperative partnership has maintained a high-level operation.

China-Pakistan defense and security cooperation is a key pillar for bilateral relations, and over the years, Chinese and Pakistani militaries have witnessed frequent high-level interactions, realizing remarkable cooperative achievements in various fields, he added.

Wei stressed that the Chinese military is willing to constantly deepen pragmatic cooperation with its Pakistani counterpart in areas like high-level exchange of visits, joint military drills and trainings, military equipment and technology, and counterterrorism, thus making positive contributions to the development of relations between the two countries and their militaries, especially the relationship between the two naval forces.

Abbasi noted that Pakistan values its traditional friendship with China very much, and is grateful for China’s support and help. He added that Pakistan military is willing to further strengthen high-level interactions and strategic communication, continually enhance cooperations with the Chinese military in combating terrorism, maintaining security for the construction of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor and other realms, and actively push forward the development of relationship between the two countries and their militaries.

PLA Navy’s Chief of Staff Vice Admiral Zhang Wendan and others also attended the meeting.