RAWALPINDI: Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Nong Rong called on Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa at the GHQ on Friday, said an Inter-Services Public Relations news release.

During the meeting, matters of mutual interest, regional security situation, bilateral cooperation in various fields and update on the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) were discussed.

The COAS thanked the ambassador for unwavering Chinese support extended to Pakistan during testing times of the coronavirus pandemic.

The 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.

Ties with Qatar

Meanwhile, Dr Mutlaq bin Majed Al Qahtani, special envoy of the Foreign Minister for Counter-Terrorism and Mediation of Conflict Resolution, State of Qatar, called on Gen Bajwa at the GHQ.

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.

The COAS appreciated the contributions and highly constructive role played by Qatar in facilitating and hosting the Afghan peace process and hoped for continuous cooperation for ensuring regional peace and stability in the region.

The visiting dignitary appreciated Pakistan’s consistent efforts for peace and stability in the region and pledged to keep working for strengthening relations between the two countries.

Published in Dawn, July 10th, 2021

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