COAS meets Chinese FM, discusses CPEC project


RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif met with Foreign Minister of China Wang Yi at General Headquarters here on Wednesday and discussed regional security and enhanced bilateral defence and security cooperation between both countries.


According to a press release issued by the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), the Chinese foreign minister appreciated progress of ‘an effective and across the board Operation Zarb-e-Azb by Pakistan Army, which helped eliminate ETIM (East Turkestan Islamic Movement) just as it eliminated elements of all other terrorist groups based in the area’.

While underlining the importance of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), Wang Yi said that the mega project will have highly significant and long-term impacts on the region and was equally beneficial for people of Pakistan and China.

Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) Gen Raheel reiterated Pakistan’s commitment to ensure secure environment for timely completion and subsequent management of CPEC in the best interest of prosperous region.