Pakistan and China to Cooperate on Defence Cooperation

The top Pakistan and Chinese defense officials held a meeting where
the new projects to expand their military cooperation, were discussed. The timely completion of the current projects was also an important part of the meeting.

Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee of the Pakistan Army Gen
Khalid Shameem Wynne met Administrator of China”s State Administration
of Science Technology and Industry for National Defence Chen Qiufa
discussed the issues related to defense cooperation and the present and
future projects that the two countries are involved together.


General Wynne is in China to take part in the eight round of
Pakistna-China security dialogue and he publicly thanked Chen Qiufa for
the support in all defense projects and showed his appreciation for the
active of SASTING in ensuring the timely completion of all current joint
projects.
At the moment the major supplier of weapon systems for
Pakistan – China, is being involved in a list of defense projects which
include the development of the new modern fighter – The JF-17 Thunder
which is currently being produced in both countries and the engines for
the fighters are being supplied by the Russian military.
China is
also involved in the construction of Naval Frigates for the Pakistan
Navy which has so far received three of those frigates and the fourth
one is currently being constructed in the Karach Shipyard and
Engineering Works with the cooperation of the Chinese navy.
Last
year, the Pakistan Naval Chief Admiral Norman Bashir stated that the
country was interested in the joint development of war ships and
submarines. AT the moment it is unknown if those proposals were
discussed in the talks between Wynne and Chinese defense officials. The
two countries have also cooperated in the development of Al-Khalid
tanks.
At the moment the China’s defense ties with Pakistan are very
important for the country and they are doing everything they can to
augment their good relations.

China is ready to contribute with the
development of the mechanism of defense and security talks, deepen
strategic cooperation and ensure the peace, stability and common
development of Pakistan.