China donates civil goods to Pakistan army in FATA

Li Jiayao

ISLAMABAD, April 5 (Xinhua) -- The Chinese Embassy to Pakistan on Wednesday donated a number of civil goods to the Pakistani army stationed in the northwest Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) to improve their living and working conditions.

In a ceremony of handover held in the embassy, Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Yao Jing spoke highly of the Pakistani army's contribution to the maintenance of the country's security and appreciated the army's role in facilitating the development of China-Pakistan friendship and protecting the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.

The Chinese ambassador said the bilateral military relations are an important content of the all-weather strategic cooperative partnership and the Chinese side will further boost the friendly cooperation with the Pakistani army and the government, support the country's efforts in maintain its security and keep providing necessary supports to Pakistan.

According to the embassy, the civil goods included generators, electrical fans and tents.

Muhammad Ajmal Iqbal, director general of Engineers at the Pakistan army's general headquarters, thanked the support and aid from the Chinese Embassy, saying that bilateral relations are tested by many challenges and the ties between the two countries will be further enhanced.


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