ISLAMABAD Pakistan and China on Sunday expressed the desire to further boost their bilateral cooperation in diverse fields including the defence. This was the crux of the meetings held between the visiting Chinese delegation and Pakistans top military leaders which besides deliberating regional security situation discussed bilateral defence relations, measures to enhance military to military cooperation and other matters of mutual interest. The visiting delegation, headed by Chinese Defence Minister General Liang Guangile, met separately with Chief of Army Staff General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani and Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General Tariq Majid and discussed matters of mutual interest. According to official sources, General Liang Guanglie lauded the Pakistani people, the government and the Armed Forces for their valiant struggle against terrorism and violent extremism. While assuring Chinas continued support in diverse fields, he reciprocated the desire to bolster the bilateral defence collaboration and said that not only the defence ties have been effectively institutionalised, their scope and content have been progressively expanding to include regular defence and security dialogue, mutually beneficially training cooperation, exchange programmes, intelligence sharing, military hardware procurements and defence industrial joint ventures. He also discussed specific measures to give greater depth to this relationship. Admiring Chinas spectacular economic growth, technological modernization and rapid national development, the CJCSC said that China as a vibrant power in global politics and global economy is playing crucial stabilization role in many regions of the world, and especially thanked China for its proactive role in socio economic development and strategic stability of Pakistan. Terming the Pak-China relations as unique, he said that these are solidly anchored on convergence of strategic interests, high degree of mutual trust and are driven by an abiding interest in progress and prosperity of each other as well as promotion of peace and stability in the region. He further said that Pakistan-China relations are a example of military diplomacy providing solid foundation and continued momentum to strong interstate relations.