China, South Africa pledge to enhance military ties

08:18, November 19, 2010      

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China and South Africa on Thursday pledged to enhance military ties.

The pledge came out of the meeting between Chinese Defense Minister Liang Guanglie and South African Secretary of Defense Mpumi Mpofu, who was here for the fourth meeting of China-South Africa defense committee.

Hailing the traditional friendship and deepening military ties between China and South Africa, Liang said China was satisfied with the current development of the relationship, and attached high importance on further expanding it.

China will join hands with South Africa to enhance political mutual trust and expand pragmatic cooperation, so as to promote a deepening development of political and military ties.

Mpofu said South Africa valued its relationship with China and the relations between the two armed forces. She believed the two sides' constructive discussion in the meeting would help further promote the development of the relations.

South Africa will endeavor to promote cooperation with China and promote bilateral friendship, she said.

Source:Xinhua

(Editor:梁军)

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