China, Mexico vow to elevate military ties to new high

Zhang Tao

BEIJING, Oct. 28 (Xinhua) -- China and Mexico on Friday vowed to strengthen military cooperation and elevate mutual ties to a new high.

The pledge was made during a meeting between Vice Chairman of China's Central Military Commission Fan Changlong, and visiting Minister of National Defense Salvador Cienfuegos and Minister of the Navy Vidal Francisco Soberon from Mexico.

Hailing China and Mexico's close communication and coordination in international and regional affairs, Fan expressed China's willingness to develop military cooperation and relations to a higher level, to enrich their comprehensive strategic partnership.

Cienfuegos and Soberon acknowledged China's impressive development achievements, and voiced hope that the two sides will jointly advance the new type of military relationship via closer communication and stronger cooperation.

Later Friday, Defense Minister Chang Wanquan held talks with the two Mexican senior military officials.

"China and Mexico have maintained good communication between their defense ministries and the two militaries," said Chang, stressing that China is willing to work with Mexico for a military relationship compatible with the two countries comprehensive strategic partnership.

Chang also briefed the Mexican visitors on the sixth plenary session of the 18th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, which was held from Monday to Thursday.

Cienfuegos and Soberon said Mexico was willing to learn from China's experience in governing the country and the military, and boost mutual cooperation in military operation, logistics, personnel training and peace-keeping.


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