LONDON: Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan, Mr Nong Rong, called on General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) at GHQ, on Wednesday.
In wake of the recent Dasu bus incident involving Chinese citizens, COAS extended heartfelt sympathies and deepest condolences to the government and the people of China, particularly the bereaved families. COAS said that Pakistan Army greatly values its brotherly relations with our time-tested friend and also assured full support / cooperation and security of Chinese citizens working in Pakistan.
Gen Bajwa said that while we work for peace, we need to stay strong to thwart designs of all inimical forces challenging our resolve particularly those threatening China-Pakistan strategic cooperation. Both agreed on need for continuous engagement and coordination for peace and stability in the region.
Earlier, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and Chinese Ambassador Nong Rong visited CMH Rawalpindi on 18th July. They inquired about well-being of Chinese Nationals injured in Dassu incident and wished them speedy recovery. FM assured the injured Chinese Nationals for all out support and medical care. Ambassador Nong Rong said that China & Pakistan will continue to cooperate more closely to face any challenges together.
Earlier on arrival, Major General Muhammad Aleem, Commandant CMH apprised visiting dignitaries about medical care being provided to injured.