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Pakistan and Chinese Army men discuss Kashmir issue

Pakistan and Chinese Army men discuss Kashmir issue
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Pakistan's visiting Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa and the Chinese military leadership on Tuesday discussed the Kashmir issue here, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said.

Beijing: Pakistan's visiting Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa and the Chinese military leadership on Tuesday discussed the Kashmir issue here, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said.

Bajwa arrived in Beijing earlier on Tuesday, just hours before Prime Minister Imran Khan reached the Chinese capital on his official two-day visit, Dawn news reported.

According to the ISPR, the Pakistani military's media wing, Gen Bajwa called on Commander Army General Han Weiguo of the People's Liberation Army (PLA), and General Xu Qiliang, Vice Chairman of the Central Military Commission (CMC), at the PLA headquarters.

The two sides discussed regional security environment and Pakistan China defence cooperation, the ISPR said.

"The COAS apprised Chinese military leadership about the ongoing situation in Kashmir if it's not amicably resolved, for which India needs to respect UN resolutions and ensure the human rights of Kashmiris," reads the ISPR statement.

The military leadership of both countries agreed that continued unresolved Pakistan-India tensions will have serious implications for peace and stability in the region.

The two sides also discussed the developing situation in the Gulf and efforts for peace in Afghanistan. Both sides agreed to enhance existing defence cooperation.

Bajwa and Khan will meet President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang later in the day.

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