Pak awards `Nishan-i-Imtiaz` to Chinese general
Last Updated: Thursday, November 24, 2011, 18:20
  
Islamabad: Pakistan has awarded a top Chinese General with Nishan-i-Imtiaz (Military) for promoting friendship between the two all weather allies.

President Asif Ali Zardari conferred the award on General Hou Shusen, Deputy Chief of General Staff of Chinese People's Liberation Army at a special investiture ceremony held yesterday.

The citation, read on the occasion, said the award was in recognition of his "consistent and valuable contributions in promoting relations and understanding between the two countries and armies."

Hou also had a meeting with the President, along with his delegation, and discussed matters relating to Pakistan-China bilateral relations and defence cooperation.

The President termed China a factor of stability in the region and said the convergence of interests and unanimity of views on bilateral, regional and international issues, has brought the two countries further closer, the state-run Associated Press of Pakistan news agency said.

Hou assured that defence cooperation between the two countries, would grow with each passing day.

Pakistan's Chief of Army Staff Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani was also present during the ceremony.

PTI


First Published: Thursday, November 24, 2011, 18:20


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