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He reiterated that the cooperation in different fields between the two Armed Forces will continue with a renewed resolve and commitment towards each other. A document concerning mutual military cooperation was also signed by the two sides. General Ma Xiaotian also met Chief of the Army Staff General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani. Meanwhie, the six-member Chinese delegation, led by General Ma Xiaotian, called on Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf at the Prime Minister's House and discussed with him matters of bilateral interests. The prime minister said: “We are proud of our excellent relations with China with whom we have a strategic partnership. Our cooperation with China on regional and international fora is exemplary.”
Pakistan attaches a great importance to its relationship with China, said Raja, adding that Islamabad is grateful to Beijing for its assistance in development projects. The prime minister also expressed his government’s resolve to stamp out terrorism. Raja said: "Parliamentary democracy is taking roots in the country.” About his recent visit to China, the prime minister said that he held talks with his Chinese counterpart at Tianjin where he participated in the World Economic Forum. He thanked the Chinese premier for expediting dispatch of equipment and machinery for work on the Attabad lake and widening of Karakorum Highway. The equipment and machinery had reached Pakistan, he added.
General Ma conveyed greetings and best wishes of his prime minister to Raja. He said: "The Sino-Pak friendship is of strategic significance and this relationship will deepen.” The Chinese general said the Pakistan-China relations are unique in nature though the two states had different history, culture and ideology. "Our strategic relationship is consistent with our need for socio-economic development. Our friendly relations with Pakistan are backed by our social economic and cultural cooperation in the fields of infrastructure, energy, agriculture, education and health.” The general thanked Pakistan for its unflinching support to China on all international fora and assured of China's continued support to Pakistan.
He informed the prime minister about his discussions with Pakistani military leadership and expressed satisfaction over the level of cooperation between the two armed forces. This cooperation, he said, included high level exchanges, training programmes and information sharing, he added. Referring to the Pakistan efforts against terrorism, he said Pakistan had made enormous sacrifices and its contribution deserved recognition by international community. The general expressed the confidence that Pakistan would overcome this problem.
The prime minister said that Pakistan respects China's territorial integrity. He expressed confidence that the present visit of Chinese military delegation would further enhance the existing relations between two countries and cooperation in all areas. He asked the general to convey his best wishes to his Chinese counterpart. The Chinese general was accompanied by Liu Jian, Ambassador of China, and other senior officers. General Khalid Shameem Wynne, Chairman Joint Chief of Staff Committee, and senior officials were also present.