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Pakistan Day parade: Participation of PLA shows 'all-weather' ties, says China

Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying States That The Two Nations Are All-weather Strategic And Cooperative Partners.

PTI | Updated on: 24 Mar 2017, 07:05:43 PM
PLA participation in Pak parade shows mutual bond between two countries (Source: PTI)

Beijing:

According to China, participation of its troops in Pakistan Day parade in Islamabad is a strong testimony to showcase the "all-weather" strategic mutual trust and friendship between the two countries.

"China and Pakistan are all-weather strategic and cooperative partners. The two militaries maintain long-time friendship," Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying told a media briefing.

The Pakistan Day parade was for the first time attended by Chinese and Saudi troops, apart from military band 'Meher' from Turkey.

"Again it is a strong testimony of the high level strategic mutual trust and the friendship between the two countries and the two militaries. It is another mirror of such good relations between the two countries and the militaries," she said.

Hua said the People's Liberation Army (PLA) sent 90- member Chinese delegation to participate in the parade at the invitation of Pakistan.

Pakistan's Republic Day marks the adoption of the historic Lahore Resolution in 1940 that spurred efforts to create a separate homeland for Muslims of South Asia.

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First Published : 24 Mar 2017, 06:34:00 PM

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