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COAS,Chinese counterpart discuss defense cooperation

BEIJING, 16 MAY (DNA) – Army Chief General Raheel Sharif on Monday arrived in Beijing on a two day official visit, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) reported.

He met his Chinese counterpart and discussed matters pertaining to security of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project, training exchanges and intelligence sharing

They also discussed measures to improve military to military cooperation, according to DG ISPR, Lt. Gen. Asim Saleem Bajwa. General Sharif was presented guard of honour. During his stay, he will also meet senior political and military leadership of China.

Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif on Monday has reached Beijing on a two-day official visit; The Army Chief was presented guard of honour upon his arrival.

According to ISPR Director General (DG) Lieutenant General Asim Saleem Bajwa, COAS Sharif held a meeting with Chinese counterpart and congratulated him for assuming command of second army headquarters.

Earlier in March the Army Chief called on Tajikistan President Emomali Rakhmonov during his one-day visit. President Rakhmonov said that Pakistan Army’s efforts in war on terror are commendable. He recognized success of Operation Zarb-e-Azb against banned outfits.

COAS Sharif is hailed as the most popular Pakistani military chief after he launched a successful offensive against terrorists in tribal areas of the country. Operation Zarb-e-Azb garnered much praise from the international community as it added to Pakistan’s efforts and sacrifices in war on terror in a major way. DNA

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