China, Armenia Pledge Greater Military Cooperation

BEIJING (Xinhua)–Chinese and Armenian defense ministers held talks Monday, pledging to increase exchanges and cooperation between the two militaries.

Chinese Defense Minister Liang Guanglie told his Armenian counterpart, Seyran Oganyan, that the two nations enjoyed sound momentum in high level visits, increasing mutual trust in politics, and fruitful cooperation in various fields.

Guanglie, who is also a state councilor, said strengthening military cooperation with plays an important role for advancing Sino-Armenian bilateral relations.

Ohanyan also met Monday with the Vice Chairman of the Central Military Commission, Guo Boxiong, who applauded Armenia’s support for China’s position on the issues of Taiwan and Tibet Guo, saying that China valued its relations with Armenia.

Ohanyan said Armenia regards China as a good friend and partner and thanked Guanglie for the assistance China continues to give to Armenia’s army. The Armenian Defense Minister also pledged to work with China to increase bilateral exchanges and cooperation.

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