Beijing, April 24 (TNS): Chinese Defence Minister, Wei Fenghe said that China and Pakistan defence and military cooperation is the pillar of all-weather strategic cooperative partnership between the two countries, says a press release issued by the ministry here on Tuesday.
He made these remarks while talking to visiting Defence Minister, Engr Khurram Dastgir Khan in a meeting held here.
Wei Fenghe said that China supported Pakistan’s stance over longstanding Kashmir issue, which was pending unresolved for the last 70 years.
He said that all-weather partnership and the defence military cooperation between the two countries helped maintain a strategic balance in the region.
Federal Minister for defense Engr. Khurram Dastgir Khan discussed way and means to further strengthen defence cooperation between the two countries.
He also briefed the Chinese defence minister about the latest situation in Indian Occupied Kashmir and massive human rights violations by Indian troops against the innocent Kashmiris.
The Chinese defence minister acknowledged the unprecedented sacrifices made by the armed forces and people of Pakistan during the ongoing fight against the menace of terrorism.
Meanwhile,Federal Minister Khurram Dastgir Khan met with Defence Minister of Belarus, Andrei Ravkov on the sidelines of SCO defence ministers meeting there.
Both the countries discussed bilateral defence and military cooperation during the meeting.
They agreed to further broaden and deepen the defence cooperation and said, this cooperation should be visible in the bilateral relations of the two countries.
The minister is visiting China on an official visit to attend a meeting of the defence ministers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO).
The SCO, an inter-governmental organization, founded in China’s Shanghai on June 15, 2001, now includes China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Pakistan and India as full members.
Pakistan and India were admitted as full members of the organisation at the summit in Astana last year.