Pakistan, China to boost military ties

December 16, 2008

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ISLAMABAD, Dec 15: Pakistan and China on Monday signed an agreement for military cooperation, pledging to take existing bilateral military ties to new heights.

The signing of the agreement took place in Beijing between the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, Gen Tariq Majid, and his Chinese counterpart at the end of the sixth round of Pakistan-China defence and security talks — a forum to spearhead strategic and defence relations between the two countries. Gen Tariq Majid, leading a high-powered delegation, was greeted on arrival at Ba’ yi Building (People’s Liberation Army headquarters) by Gen Chen Bingde, Chief of General Staff, People’s Liberation Army.

The talks covered a wide range of regional and international issues and a review of the military to military cooperation, including measures to bolster existing relations. There was unanimity on all issues.

The two sides agreed to take forward their strategic partnership to new heights and to augment military to military

cooperation.—APP