China, Pakistan pledge to enhance military co-op

19:43, February 23, 2011      

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Chen Bingde (L, front), chief of General Staff of the Chinese People's Liberation Army, holds a welcoming ceremony for visiting General Khalid Shameem Wynne (R, front), chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee of Pakistan, before the 8th Sino-Pakistani Defense and Security Talks in Beijing, capital of China, Feb. 23, 2011. (Xinhua/Li Tao)

China and Pakistan pledged to enhance strategic communication and cooperation between their militaries during the 8th Sino-Pakistani Defense and Security Talks held Wednesday.

China attaches great importance and is devoted to pushing forward relations between the two militaries, Chen Bingde, Chief of General Staff of the Chinese People's Liberation Army, told visiting General Khalid Shameem Wynne, Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee of Pakistan.

China is willing to work with Pakistan to develop the mechanism of defense and security talks, deepen strategic cooperation and contribute to the peace, stability and common development in the region and the world, Chen said.

Wynne said the traditional friendship between Pakistan and China is an example of a healthy bilateral relationship.

The Pakistani army is willing to continue to strengthen friendly communication and cooperation with the Chinese army, and make more efforts to safeguard the two countries' development and security interests, Wynne said.

The First China-Pakistan Defense and Security Talks was held in March 2002.

Source: Xinhua

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