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China, Vietnam vow to improve military ties

(Xinhua)

08:14, April 17, 2012

BEIJING, April 16 (Xinhua) -- Chief of the General Staff of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Chen Bingde held talks with his Vietnamese counterpart Do Ba Ty Monday afternoon, calling for both sides to create a sound environment for the development of bilateral relations.

Chen exchanged views with his Vietnamese guests on regional and international issues, military ties and relations between the two countries, as well as issues of common interest.

Chen said military ties are an integral part of bilateral relations. He said the two sides should further enhance mutual trust, deepen cooperation in personnel training, boost exchanges between military academies and improve contact across land and maritime borders.

Chen said the two sides should adopt an objective view and properly handle disputes between the two countries. He called for both countries to make joint efforts to safeguard regional peace and stability and promote common development.

Ty said Vietnam has always attached priority to its relationship with China in regard to its foreign policy. He said Vietnam places importance on developing friendly exchanges with the Chinese army. He expressed readiness to work with the Chinese side to strengthen cooperation and maintain the stable growth of bilateral and military-to-military relations.

Ty, chief of the General Staff of the People's Army of Vietnam, is heading a delegation of Vietnamese generals to visit China.

Ty has also met with Vice President Xi Jinping during his trip.

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