ISLAMABAD - Pakistan-China joint military exercise YOUYI-IV commenced on Monday near Jhelum. The joint exercise, spread over a period of two weeks, is aimed at sharing mutual exchange of experience and information through a comprehensive training programme in real time. An official statement says this exercise is fourth in the series in which Special Forces from both sides will participate. Exercise YOUYI-IV is a Brigade-level joint exercise between the two armies. Chinese Army being well equipped and highly technical in nature is very meticulous, keen and equally professional in their approach. During the last joint exercise in China they demonstrated high sense of professionalism and friendship towards Pakistan. Exercise YOUYI, which literally translates friendship between two countries started in 2004. So far three exercises have been conducted including two in China and one in Pakistan. These exercises were mandated to boost existing professional relationship between the two friendly Armies. It may be mentioned here that Pakistan and China enjoy extremely close and brotherly relations since their inception, which have matured and strengthened over the years. The forthcoming joint military exercise YOUYI-IV will certainly pave the way for further cementing the existing bilateral relations between the two countries. Senior military leadership from both sides will also attend the exercise. The YOUYI-IV exercise will be a true manifestation to a famous Chinese phrase Pakistan China friendship is higher than the mountains and deeper than oceans.