ISLAMABAD - Pakistan and China have agreed to take their bilateral cooperation in defence and other military fields to their new heights. Commenting on the five-day official visit of the Chief of Army Staff General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, who returned on Monday, well-placed military sources informed TheNation that the COAS had a very successful visit. The Corps Commander Rawalpindi and other senior officials received him at the Chaklala Air Base. During his stay, he met with Chinese civil and military leadership and exchanged views on matters of the mutual interests and cooperation. According to the sources, a number of issues ranging from international war against terrorism, regional security and bilateral cooperation were discussed. The Army Chief informed Chinese about Pakistans efforts to tackle extremism and terrorism as well as military operations in Swat and Malakand and other parts of the FATA. The sources said that the COAS had particularly highlighted the rehabilitation of IDPs and reconstruction of the recovered areas in these regions. Both sides agreed to increase cooperation in fight against terrorism to bring peace and stability in the region especially in Afghanistan. Both sides have also agreed to conduct joint military exercises. The COAS also visited Chinese defence production factories and industries. Chinese civil and military leadership held out categorical assurance to General Kayani that Beijing would leave no stone unturned in meeting the defence needs of Pakistan armed forces.