High-level Sino-US military communication through direct telephone
5 18, Chen Bingde and Joint Chiefs of Staff Mike Mullen held a joint press conference at the Pentagon. WU Qing only agency issued photo
China news agency, Washington, May 18 (Reporters Wu Qingcai and De Yongjian) – Visiting the United States and the People’s Liberation Army Chief of Staff Chen Bingde 18 Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mullen held a joint press conference, both sides believe the talks the two men candid, in-depth and fruitful, and reached a six-point consensus.
Chen Bingde said he and Mullen in the talks agreed that the current Sino-US military relations opportunities than challenges. In the current complicated international situation, China and the U.S. two to strengthen cooperation, the two countries and the common interests of the two peoples but also conducive to international and regional peace and stability.
Mullen said the two sides believe that China-US military relations and mutually beneficial and win-win China-US relations are very important. I hope the visit by the Chief of Staff Chen Bingde, so that they have a better understanding of the good start.
According to reports, the two sides in the talks in the framework of partnership between the two countries to develop military relations, properly handle the difficulties and obstacles in-depth discussions of common concern major international and regional issues in depth exchange of views and introduction to their troops on the construction of the talks the two sides reached the following six-point consensus –
The two sides agreed that a healthy, stable and reliable military relations between the two countries an important part of the relationship. The two sides agreed to jointly committed to President Hu Jintao and U.S. President Barack Obama on mutual respect, mutual benefit and win-win partnership under the framework of bilateral military relations between the new development.
The two sides reiterated that high-level military contacts and to maintain the importance of dialogue, stressing that this will work together to create a positive atmosphere. PLA Chief of General Staff and the U.S. Department of Defense through the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of direct telephone communication.
The two sides reaffirmed to strengthen joint action between the two navies will help enhance maritime safety and reduce risk. The two sides agreed to expand exchanges between the Navy, including naval fleet in the Gulf of Aden for movement, communication exercises, or joint anti-piracy exercise.
The two sides agreed to exchange disaster and humanitarian relief in humanitarian assistance for disaster reduction held in 2012, the joint exercise.
The two sides agreed to carry out military medical exchanges, the two Navy hospital ships to communicate and organize joint medical rescue drills.
The two sides reiterated that the military exchanges in the field of sports will help enhance mutual understanding and trust. China invited the U.S. Army Band and the shooting team’s visit to China.
should the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff Mike Mullen’s invitation, the PLA Chief of General Staff Chen Bingde started from 15th on the eight-day U.S. visit, which is the length of the PLA in 7 years again after the visit.
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