General Zhang Youxia was received by Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi. A smartly turned out contingent of Pakistan Navy
presented him the Guard of Honour.
General Zhang Youxia called on Chief of the Naval Staff in his office. During
the meeting, matters of mutual interest including CPEC, as vital part of Belt &
Road initiative were discussed. The Naval Chief also highlighted close bilateral ties
between Armed Forces of the two countries. Vice Chairman of Chinese Central
Military Commission termed Pakistan as China’s all weather strategic partner. Both
the dignitaries termed the success of CPEC and related projects as tantamount to
prosperity and economic empowerment of the people of the region and beyond.
The call was followed by a brief given to the visiting dignitary on Pakistan
Navy’s perspective on security situation in Indian Ocean region and PN
contributions towards peace and stability in the region.
In the second leg of his visit, Vice Chairman of Chinese Central Military
Commission is scheduled to visit Pakistan Navy Field Commands at Karachi.
The visit is expected to greatly augment the bilateral cooperation between
both the countries in general and Defence forces in particular.

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