China-South Africa Defense Committee holds eighth meeting in Beijing


China Military Online
Li Jiayao

BEIJING, Aug. 24 (ChinaMil) -- The eighth meeting of the China-South Africa Defense Committee was held in Beijing from Aug. 21 to 23, 2018.


Gen. Li Zuocheng, member of China's Central Military Commission (CMC) and chief of the Joint Staff Department under the CMC, met with Gen. Solly Shoke, chief of the South African National Defense Force in Beijing on Aug. 22.


Deputy Chief of Staff of CMC Joint Staff Department Maj. Gen. Shao Yuanming and Gen. Solly Shoke co-chaired the meeting on Aug. 23.


The two sides exchanged views on issues of common concern including the security situation in Asia-Pacific and Africa, national defense and army building in China and South Africa, as well as bilateral military exchanges and cooperation.


The two sides unanimously stated that they will continue to give full play to the guidance and coordination role of the mechanism of the China-South Africa Defense Committee under the strategic guidance of the two heads of state. China and South Africa will jointly promote the level of cooperation in defense affairs, and make positive contributions to the enrichment of the connotation of China-South Africa comprehensive strategic partnership in the new era as well as the maintenance of international and regional security and stability.




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