Gen. Fang Fenghui (R), chief of the Joint Staff Department under China's Central Military Commission, meets with Pakistan's Chief of Army Staff Gen. Raheel Sharif in Beijing on May 17, 2016. (Photo/Li Xiaowei)
BEIJING, May 18 (ChinaMil) -- Gen. Fang Fenghui, member of China's Central Military Commission (CMC) and chief of the Joint Staff Department under the CMC, held talks on Tuesday with Pakistan's Chief of Army Staff Gen. Raheel Sharif in Beijing.
Fang Fenghui noted that China and Pakistan have elevated their relations to all-weather strategic partnership of cooperation under the common promotion of their leaders. The Belt and Road Initiative put forth by Chinese President Xi Jinping reflects China's diplomatic concept of amity, sincerity, mutual-benefit and inclusiveness towards its neighbors, Fang added.
China is willing to work with Pakistan to implement the important consensuses reached by leaders of the two countries, explore a new model of military cooperation that is conducive to regional peace and stability and safeguards the smooth implementation of the Belt and Road Initiative, accelerate establishment of the military anti-terrorism cooperation and coordination mechanism for regional countries, Fang said.
Fang hoped that militaries of the two countries would also deepen cooperation in policy dialogue, intelligence exchange, personnel training, joint exercises and training, so as to maintain the safety of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor and make positive contributions to the development of bilateral and mil-to-mil relations and regional stability and prosperity.
Pakistan is willing to deepen the all-weather friendship with China that has lasted several generations, Raheel said. Regional security and stability is critical for the construction of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, Pakistan supports and participates in the establishment of the military anti-terrorism cooperation and coordination mechanism for regional countries, Raheel said.
He expressed that Pakistan stands ready to enhance all-round pragmatic cooperation with China, especially in the defense and security area, so as to crack down on terrorist forces such as the East Turkestan Islamic Movement and jointly maintain regional peace and stability.