BEIJING, Oct. 12 (ChinaMil) -- A reception was held on Tuesday evening in Beijing to welcome the foreign military leaders participating in the Xiangshan Forum.
General Fang Fenghui, chief of the Joint Staff Department under China’s Central Military Commission (CMC), presided over the reception.
General Fang said in his words of welcome that President Xi Jinping stressed that China is always the builder of world peace, contributor to global development and maintainer of international order; China is willing to expand its common interests with various countries, so as to push forward the construction of the new-type international relations with win-win cooperation as their core contents and promote the construction of communities of common destiny and common interest for all mankind.
The Xiangshan Forum 2016 has taken “strengthening security dialogue and cooperation, building new-type international relations” as its theme, designed to implement the important initiative put forward by President Xi Jinping to push forward the construction of the international military relations with the nature of cooperation instead of confrontation, Gen. Fang added.
The development of China’s military strength means expansion of the world force of peace, and the goal for China to strengthen its military modernization construction is to safeguard its national sovereignty, security and development interests, and maintain the world peace and stability, Gen. Fang continued.
Gen. Fang concluded his address by saying that the Chinese military is willing to make joint efforts with the militaries of various countries to practice the new security concept that features common, comprehensive, cooperative and sustainable security, enhance mutual trust, strengthen cooperation, manage and control the differences and jointly guard against the risks, so as to make positive contributions to maintaining world peace and stability.
Deputy Chief of the CMC's Joint Staff Department Admiral Sun Jianguo was present at the welcoming reception.