General FAN Changlong, Vice Chairman of Central Military Commission, People's Republic of China called on Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif at PM House Islamabad, this afternoon.
Welcoming General FAN Changlong to Pakistan, the Prime Minister said that friendship with China is the corner stone of his country's foreign policy as both the countries enjoy unparalleled relations in the contemporary world. The Prime Minister emphasised that the time-tested friendship between the two countries is based on strong mutual trust, cooperation and convergence of views on regional and global issues.
The Prime Minister said that the ongoing Strategic Dialogue, Consular Consultations and Counter Terrorism Consultations between Pakistan and China provide good opportunity to further improve the strategic partnership between the countries.
General FAN Changlong appreciated Pakistan's role in its fight against terrorism and added that both countries share common view on combating the evil of terrorism and extremism. The mutually supportive cooperation in the field of defence is a critical factor in maintaining peace and stability in the region.
General FAN Changlong said that Pakistan has renedered huge sacrifices in the war against terrorism.