China and Pakistan have agreed to update their military ties and drive new progress in cooperation, media reported. Fan Changlong, vice-chairman of China's Central Military Commission, who met Kayani on Monday night praised the fruitful development of bilateral military relations, which "mirrors our all-weather friendship".

Kayani who is due to retire shortly arrived in Beijing on Monday. Fan vowed joint efforts with Pakistan to expand military cooperation, promote personnel exchanges and beef up both bilateral and military ties, the report said. Kayani said Pakistan views its strategic ties with China as highly significant.

He also expressed hope that the youth of the two armed forces could enjoy stronger exchanges. China-Pakistan defence relations which covered the army, air force and navy are shrouded in secrecy and few details are disclosed during the high-profile visits of their military officials.


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