RAWALPINDI, Pakistan - General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS), attended the 95th anniversary of the founding of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) on Monday as the event's chief guest, according to the Inter-Services Public Relations.
The anniversary was marked at Rawalpindi's General Headquarters (GHQ).
According to a statement released by the military's media wing, the event was attended by the Ambassador of China to Pakistan, Nong Rong, officials from the Chinese Embassy, and officers from Pakistan's tri-services.
The Ambassador thanked the COAS for hosting a reception on the eve of the PLA's 95th anniversary.
According to the ISPR, the Chinese Ambassador stated, "China and Pakistan are iron brothers, all-weather friends, and strategic partners."
"The Joint Committee of Cooperation held in China has established an important platform for military collaborations that will effectively serve for military-to-military relations between the two countries," according to the statement.
According to the ISPR, the COAS congratulated the PLA and praised its role in China's defense, security, and nation-building.
"The Pakistan-China relationship is unique and robust, and it has proven its resilience in the face of challenges," the COAS said, highlighting various aspects of the two countries' deep ties, militaries, and people.