Visiting Chinese General meets Australian Air Chief

09:45, May 15, 2010      

Email | Print | Subscribe | Comments | Forum 

Visiting General Guo Boxiong, Vice- Chairmen of China's Central Military Commission met the Australian Chief of the Defense Force Air Chief Marshall Angus Houston on Friday.

Guo said China and Australia have extensive range of common interests and hold responsibilities in safeguarding regional stability and promoting common development.

The two countries are important trading partners, maintaining good dialogues and consultation in responding to international financial crisis, climate change and other major issues such as the Asia-Pacific regional cooperation, he added.

According to Guo, defense and military relations between China and Australia in recent years are more matured, more dynamic and the cooperation has great potential and bright prospects for development.

In order to better response to the diversity of regional and global challenges, the two sides need to further strengthen communication, enhance mutual trust, consolidate the basis of mutually beneficial cooperation, the Chinese General said.

Houston said that together with the increasing national strength, China will play a greater role in global and regional affairs. Australia hopes to strengthen cooperation with China in communication and cooperation, jointly safeguarding regional peace and stability.

He said that meanwhile, the Australian government is satisfied with the current bilateral defense and military relations.

Guo arrived on Tuesday in Australia for an official visit, and held talks with Australian Defense Minister John Faulkner and met with Australian Foreign Minister Stephen Smith.

Source: Xinhua

(Editor:张心意)

  • Do you have anything to say?

双语词典
dictionary

  
Special Coverage
  • Premier Wen Jiabao visits Hungary, Britain, Germany
  • From drought to floods
Major headlines
Editor's Pick
  • On Sept. 26, a resident passes by a flower terrace decorated for the coming National Day. (Xinhua/Hang Xingwei)
  • The photo, taken on Sept. 26, shows the SWAT team ready for the joint exercise. (Xinhua/Wangkai)
  • Two metro trains in Shanghai collided Tuesday afternoon, and an identified number of passengers were injured in the accident, the Shanghai-based eastday.com reported. Equipment failures were believed to have caused the crash on the Line 10 subway, Xinhua quoted local subway operator as saying.
  • An employee at a gold store in Yiwu, located in east China's Zhejiang province, shows gold jewelry on Monday.(Xinhua/Zhang Jiancheng)
  • Tourists ride camels near China's largest desert lake Hongjiannao in Yulin, north China's Shaanx Province, Sept. 24, 2011. Hongjiannao is shrinking as a result of climate change and human activities, and may vanish in a few decades. Its lake area, which measured more than 6,700 hectares in 1996, has shrunk to 4,180 hectares. Its water level is declining by 20-30 centimeters annually and its water PH value has risen to 9.0-9.42 from 7.4-7.8. (Xinhua/Liu Yu)
  • Actors perform royal dance at the Gyeongbok Palace in Seoul, Sept. 27, 2011. A ceremony commemorating the 38th South Korea Sightseeing Day was held in Gyeongbok Palace on Tuesday. (Xinhua/He Lulu)
Hot Forum Discussion