According to Inter Service Public Relations (ISPR) tweet, Meng Jianzhu, member of Politburo -- Communist Party's second highest council -- termed China's relationship with Pakistan "beyond individuals" adding that "Pakistan's concern is China's concern".

Chinese State Leader Yu Zhengsheng termed Pakistan as the "most reliable friend" and said just as Pakistan has always stood by China, Chinese government and its people will stand with Pakistan and help it in all respects.

Foreign Minister of China, Wang Yi, said Pakistan is China's "irreplaceable all weather friend" and that both the countries are part of a community of shared destiny.

 On a visit to China, Pakistan Army chief General Raheel Sharif thanked the Chinese leadership for its support to Pakistan and said, "The world must understand the evolving environment greater international focus, coordination is required to logically conclude the fight against terrorism.

"Sharif and his Chinese counterpart agreed to enhance long-term defence collaboration and strengthen security and counter-terrorism cooperation and intelligence sharing and training exchanges.

According to ISPR, Vice Chairman of the Central Military Commission, General Fan Changlong described Pakistan and China as strategic cooperation partners and "iron brothers".

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