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China, Indonesia agree to strengthen military ties


13:57, January 12, 2013

BEIJING, Jan. 11 (Xinhua) -- Chinese and Indonesian senior military officials met in Beijing Friday and agreed to strengthen pragmatic military cooperation.

Fan Changlong, vice chairman of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Military Commission, met with Indonesian Deputy Defense Minister Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin.

Fan said China and Indonesia have extensive common interests, and developing friendly and mutually beneficial cooperation is in line with the common aspiration of the two peoples and is conducive to safeguarding regional peace and stability and achieving common development.

Noting the sound and fruitful military relations between the two countries in recent years, Fan said he expects the two sides to strengthen strategic mutual trust, expand friendly exchanges, deepen pragmatic cooperation, and promote the stable development of their strategic partnership.

Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin hailed the rapid growth of cooperation in various fields between the two countries, saying Indonesia will work with China to promote pragmatic military cooperation and push forward the all-round and in-depth development of bilateral relations.

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