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The Chinese government will unswervingly stick to its friendly policy toward Pakistan and support the South Asian nation in realising stability and better development, visiting Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said here Thursday.
Li was speaking during a meeting with Pakistani military leaders, including chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General Khalid Shameem Wynne, army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, naval chief Admiral Muhammad Asif Sandila and air force chief Marshal Tahir Rafique Butt.
"The Pakistani military is not only an important force in maintaining security and stability in Pakistan, but also a firm supporter of the China-Pakistan friendship," Xinhua quoted Li as saying.
The friendship between China and Pakistan is unbreakable, thanks to not only the efforts of generations of leaders of both sides and the fervent support of the two peoples, but also the in-depth development of the ties between the two militaries, Li said.
He urged the international community to help Pakistan overcome difficulties and cope with challenges under the premise of respecting its independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity.
As a good neighbour, friend and partner, China pays close attention to the development of situation in Pakistan and respects the development path chosen by the Pakistani people in accordance with their national situations, Li said. ...
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