Army chief discusses CPEC security with Chinese military officials

Army chief General Raheel Sharif departed on Wednesday for a one-day visit to Urumqi, China to discuss long-term security of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.

According to the ISPR, the COAS held meetings with Chief of General Staff Gen Fang of People Liberation Army. He discussed military to military relations, bilateral security cooperation, as well as all dimensions of long-term CPEC security.


General Raheel also held separate meetings with Xinkiang province Party Secretary Zhang Chun Xian.

Meanwhile, the army chief witnessed counter-terrorism exercise in Ku’erla (Korla), a training base of People Liberation Army.

“Exercise encompassed an effective neutralisation of a terrorists’ base in a remote mountainous region employing all the modern aerial and ground equipment and gadgets,” the military’s media wing said.


Earlier in May, General Raheel Sharif met Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang and reaffirmed to work closely to complete CPEC and promote peace and stability in the region.

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