Chinese Ambassador meets Army Chief to discuss regional security
Date : 21-05-2019
The Ambassador of China to Pakistan, Yao Jing, held a meeting with the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Qamar Javed Bajwa at the General Headquarters (GHQ), to discuss matters pertaining to regional security. The meetings between the two personalities have risen in frequency, as both China and Pakistan have embarked on the mega-project of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), for which regional security is one of the key components.
Chinese Ambassador Yao Jing on Monday called on army chief General Qamar Bajwa at the General Headquarters in Rawalpindi.
According to Inter-Services Public Relations, the military’s media wing, matters of mutual interest including regional security situation were discussed in the meeting.
Pakistan’s civil-military leaders frequently hold meetings with Chinese officials in the backdrop of the multi-billion dollar China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project.
CPEC is a 3,000-kilometre network of roads, pipelines and railways to connect Gwadar port in Pakistan to Kashgar in the Xinjiang region of China.
In a recent interview with the Chinese state media Xinhua, chief military spokesperson Major General Asif Ghafoor said Pakistan military had raised a whole division-sized force to ensure the security of the CPEC, and was planning to deploy another division for the purpose.