Islamabad: Chinese military commander General Fan Changlong has said that the Sino-Pakistan strategic partnership, is a source of peace and stability in the region.

In his statement on his arrival here on a three-day visit to Pakistan, he said “The mutually beneficial cooperation between China and Pakistan serves the common interest of our two peoples, and contributes to the peace stability and development of the region in particularly and the world at large.

It was his great pleasure that he along with his colleagues were paying an official visit to Pakistan on the invitation of Pakistan armed forces. He wished to express his highest respect for the heroic people of Pakistan. China and Pakistan, being close and friendly neighbors always trust each other, understand each other and support each other, and have made fruitful cooperation in various fields, he added.

General Fan Changlong, Vice Chairman of China’s Central Military Commission further said “With the care and support of our State leaders, the China-Pakistan all-weather partnership is deepening steadily. At present, our peoples are joining hands to build the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor an China-Pakistan community of shared destiny.”

About the purpose of his visit, he said it aimed at implementing the consensus reached between their two state leaders, deepen China-Pakistan traditional friendship, promote practical cooperation, and further advance the China-Pakistan all-weather strategic cooperative partnership.

He said he was looking forward to exchanging in-depth views with leaders of Pakistan and Pakistani armed forces on the relations between the two countries and two armed forces and other issues of common interest. He said he was sure that with the thoughtful arrangement of their host, their visit will achieve complete success.