Kashmir impact: Pakistan signs MOU with China on defence cooperation


Islamabad, Aug 27  Pakistan and China have signed an MoU for the enhancement of defence cooperation and capacity building of the Pakistani Army, as the top generals of the two armies discussed the situation in Jammu and Kashmir after New Delhi abrogated provisions of Article 370 of the Constitution that gave the special status to the state.

Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa discussed the Kashmir issue with Vice Chairman of China’s Central Military Commission (CMC) General Xu Qiliang.

“A Chinese delegation led by the CMC Vice Chairman visited the GHQ (on Monday),” The Express Tribune quoted the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) as saying in a statement.

During a high level meeting at Pakistan Army’s General Headquarters in Rawalpindi- matters of mutual interest, regional security, avenues to enhance bilateral defence collaboration, and particularly the situation in Kashmir were discussed, the Inter-Services Public Relations, the media wing of Pakistan’s military said.

Bajwa appreciated its all-weather ally China’s understanding and support on all important issues particularly Kashmir.

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