Beijing calls for increased military cooperation between China and Pakistan

Posted In: News Date:Jun 16th, 2017

China's top political adviser has called for increased military cooperation between Islamabad and Beijing, the Press Information Department said in a statement on Friday.

Yu Zhengsheng, during a meeting with Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC) Gen Zubair Mahmood Hayat in Beijing, appreciated the role that Pakistan had played in the fight against terrorism.

Zhengsheng urged Islamabad and Beijing to increase "military-to-military cooperation so as to safeguard the security of both countries as well as regional peace and stability."

CJCSC Hayat in return assured Zhengsheng that Pakistan also "intends to increase cooperation between the two militaries".

Hayat added that Pakistan would ensure security for Chinese engineers working on projects under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) initiative in Pakistan.

Thousands of Chinese nationals currently work in Pakistan. They have sometimes been targeted by militants.