| Welcome to Global Village Space

Friday, February 23, 2024

COAS Asim Munir receives guard of honor in China

COAS Gen Asim Munir is currently on a four-day visit to China. This is his first visit to China since he assumed the charge as army chief on November 29.

Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff General Asim Munir has received a guard of honor upon his arrival at the headquarters of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army in China.

COAS Gen Asim Munir is currently on a four-day visit to China. This is his first visit to China since he assumed the charge as army chief on November 29.

As per the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), on his first day of the official visit to China, the COAS visited the PLA Army Headquarters where he was presented with the guard of honor.

Read more: COAS Asim Munir talks military cooperation with Saudi Arabia on first foreign trip

He reviewed the smartly turned-out contingent and also witnessed a demonstration of the operational capabilities of the PLA troops. COAS Asim Munir praised the high standards of training and professionalism displayed by the soldiers.

Later, COAS Asim Munir had a detailed meeting with the PLA commander in which they discussed issues of security, mutual interest, and military cooperation.

“Both military commanders reiterated the need for maintaining peace and stability in the region and enhancing military-to-military cooperation,” the military’s media wing reported.

The COAS will hold further meetings with military leaders in China to enhance the long-standing relations between the two militaries.

Pakistan and China military cooperation

Pakistan and China have a long history of military cooperation and strategic partnership. Their alliance is primarily based on mutual trust, common interests, and a shared regional outlook.

Pakistan-China military cooperation has evolved over the years and encompasses various aspects, including defense and security, intelligence sharing, joint military exercises, technology transfer, and arms sales.

Both countries have reiterated their commitment to further strengthen their military cooperation and continue to deepen their defense ties.

One of the key factors driving Pakistan and China’s military cooperation is their shared concern about India. Both countries view India as a common rival and have aligned their strategic interests to counter India’s growing influence in the region.

Read more: China Pakistan sign defence pact to counter US-India