The Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Nong Rong called on General Qamar Javed Bajwa, the chief of army staff, at GHQ on Monday.

Matters of mutual interest, recent developments in the Afghan peace process, progress on the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), regional security, and the current situation of COVID-19 were discussed during the meeting.

The COAS thanked the dignitary for China’s contribution towards the fight against COVID-19 in Pakistan and said that Pakistan Army greatly values its friendly relations with China.

The visiting dignitary appreciated Pakistan’s sincere efforts for peace and stability in the region, especially the Afghan peace process.

Pakistan has always maintained and recognized that sustainable peace can be achieved only through an inclusive Afghan-led and Afghan-owned political process that aims for a permanent and comprehensive ceasefire along with an inclusive political settlement to end the conflict in Afghanistan.

On April 21, a bomb exploded in the parking lot of the Serena Hotel in Quetta, killing at least five people and wounding 12 others. The Chinese ambassador was the target but fortunately, he wasn’t in the hotel at that time.


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