As the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) celebrates its 94th foundation anniversary, in recognition of PLA’s contribution to Pakistan and the world, Pakistan Army’s leadership paid tribute to the strong spirit of PLA.
Pakistan Army on Thursday hosted the 94th Anniversary of the founding of the Chinese Peoples’ Liberation Army (PLA), which was commemorated at GHQ. General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS), was the chief guest on the occasion. Ambassador of China to Pakistan H.E. Nong Rong, Defence Attaché and Major General Chen Wenrong, officials from the Chinese Embassy, and officers from tri-services of Pakistan attended the event.
Speaking on the occasion, China’s Defence Attaché thanked COAS for hosting a reception on the eve of PLA’s 94th Anniversary. Recalling Chinese President Xi Jinping’s view that Pakistan Armed Forces are the mainstay of Pak-China strategic relations, the Defence Attaché said China and Pakistan are iron brothers, all-weather friends, and strategic partners. “No matter how the world situation changes, we will always stand together in safeguarding our national sovereignty, territorial integrity, and maintaining regional peace and stability,” said a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).
COAS felicitated PLA’s leadership and lauded PLA’s role in China’s defence, security, and nation-building. Highlighting various facets of the deep-rooted ties between the two states, militaries, and the people.
COAS said the Pakistan-China relationship is unique and robust that has proven its resilience in the face of challenges. In the evolving security milieu, the Pakistan-China partnership is becoming increasingly important for regional peace and stability. COAS said our past and present testify that we have never given in to challenges.
“PLA and Pakistan Army are brothers in arms and our relationship will continue to contribute towards safeguarding our collective interests,” COAS concluded.
Source: China Economic Net