GHQ: 94th Anniversary of Founding of Chinese Peoples’ Liberation Army (PLA) Commemorated
RAWALPINDI: 94th Anniversary of the founding of Chinese Peoples’ Liberation Army (PLA) 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; His Excellency Mr Nong Rang, Defence Attache; Major General Chen Wenrong, officials from Chinese Embassy and officers from tri-services of Pakistan attended the event.
According to ISPR, speaking on the occasion China’s Defence Attaché thanked Army Chief for hosting a reception on the eve of PLA’s 94th Anniversary. Recalling Chinese President Mr 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.
The Army Chief 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 Pakistan China relationship is unique and robust that has proven its resilience in the face of challenges. In the evolving security milieu, Pakistan China partnership is becoming increasingly important for regional peace and stability. COAS said our past and present testifies that we 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.