Nong thanks COAS for steps to ensure CPEC staff’s safety



RAWALPINDI: Chinese Ambassador in Pakistan Nong Rong calls on Chief of the Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa, here at the GHQ, Wednesday. – NNI photo

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa has said that Pakistan remains committed to cooperating with its international partners for peace in the region.
The army chief said this while talking to the Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Nong Rong, who called on him at General Headquarters (GHQ) on Wednesday.
Matters of mutual interest, regional security situation and measures to further enhance bilateral cooperation were discussed During the meeting.
The visiting dignitary thanked the army chief for special measures taken for provision of safe and secure environment to CPEC in Pakistan and efforts towards regional stability and also expressed satisfaction over progress on CPEC and reaffirmed the need for timely completion of remaining projects.
Pakistan has decided to compensate the 36 Chinese nationals, who died and were injured in a terrorist attack last year – aimed at removing a major irritant in bilateral relations. A total of 10 Chinese nationals lost their lives and another 26 were hurt in a suicide attack on a bus that was carrying them to the worksite of the Dasu Hydropower Project in July last year.
Work on CPEC has slowed down considerably over the past three and half years and there is no new project approved by both the sides under the project’s framework. – TLTP


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