YOUYI-III (Friendship) third Joint Exercise between Special Forces of Pak-China was opened by Chief of General Staff Pakistan Army, Lieutenant General Khalid Shameem Wynne in an impressive ceremony. The 11 days Pak-China Counter Terrorism Training Exercise will be conducted in three phases between the mix combat teams of Special Forces from both sides.
Lanzhou Land Military Commander PLA, Lieutenant General Wang Guosheng said that the Joint Exercise will be an other feather in security cooperation field. He appreciated the professionalism and success of Special Forces of Pakistan in the recent operations in fight against terrorism. He landed the commitment and determination of Pakistan Armed Forces to eliminate the terrorism in all forms. He further added that both sides will learn from each other's rich experiences, which will be helpful in any future counter terrorism operation.
Lieutenant General Khalid Shameem Wynne said, the present exercise is a testimony from both sides to defeat extremism and terrorism from our region. He added that we (Pakistanis) greatly value our time tested ties with PLA and people of China, which is vital ingredient for regional security. He appreciated the high professional standards of PLA as best Army in the world.
Earlier the national anthems of both countries were played and flags were hoisted. Display of weapons from both sides was appreciated by all the participants. Senior Military Commander Brigadier Li Fu Hua briefed the visitors about the Joint Exercise at Field Command Post. The ceremony was concluded on a slogan "Long Live Pakistan China Friendship".