DUSCHANBE, Aug. 28 (ChinaMil) -- General Li Zuocheng, chief of the Joint Staff Department under the Central Military Commission (CMC), met with Pakistan's Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa in Duschanbe on Saturday. Both of them were in the capital of Tajikistan to attend the Second High Level Military Leaders' Meeting on Quadrilateral Cooperation and Coordination Mechanism (QCCM) in Counter Terrorism by Afghanistan-China-Pakistan-Tajikistan Armed Forces/Militaries.
Li said that China and Pakistan are all-weather strategic partners, and the two sides are constantly strengthening all-round cooperation in accordance with a series of important consensus reached by leaders of the two countries. The QCCM embodies the determination and confidence of the armed forces of the four countries to jointly fight against terrorism and maintain regional peace and stability, the Chinese side is willing to work together with all the parties to strengthen and fulfill the quadrilateral mechanism and provide security products for the peaceful development of the region in accordance with the principle of mutual respect, consultation, cooperation, and pragmatic effectiveness, Li said.
Having experienced a protracted war of anti-terrorism and paid a great deal for it, Pakistan knows the serious harm to regional security posed by terrorism, Bajwa said.
Pakistan thanks the Chinese people and military for their support to Pakistan's anti-terrorism efforts, and fully supports the construction of the QCCM, Bajwa added.
Chinese Ambassador to Tajikistan Yue Bin and Lieutenant General Rong Guiqing, deputy commander and chief of staff of PLA Western Theater Command, attended the meeting.