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China and Brazil agree to strengthen military ties

(China Military Online)

13:39, April 19, 2013

BEIJING, April18,(ChinaMil) -- The third meeting of the Joint Commission on the Exchanges and Cooperation between Chinese and Brazilian Defense Ministries (hereinafter referred to as the "Joint Commission") was held on the morning of April 17, 2013 in Beijing. Qi Jianguo, deputy chief of general staff of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA), and Carlos Augusto, director of the Strategic Affairs Department under the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the Brazilian Armed Forces, cochaired the meeting.

The two sides gave a briefing on the building of their own military and the participation in international peacekeeping operations and had an in-depth exchange of views on international and regional security situations and hotspot issues, and they agreed to strengthen exchanges and cooperation in such fields as high-level reciprocal visits, personnel training, equipment technology and international peacekeeping operations.

Qi Jianguo said that the relations between Chinese and Brazilian militaries are an important component of the comprehensive strategic partnership between the two countries. In recent years, the relations between the two militaries have been developed rapidly as evidenced by increasing exchanges and cooperation. The Chinese side is willing to make joint efforts with the Brazilian side to give full play to the role of coordination mechanism of the Joint Commission and promote the friendly and cooperative relations between the two militaries to a new high.

Augusto said that Brazil and China have broad consensus on international affairs, and it is hoped that the two militaries will further strengthen exchanges and cooperation, and expand cooperation fields, so as to make positive contributions to maintaining world peace and regional stability.

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