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Chinese defense minister meets with Indonesian counterpart

(Xinhua)

15:33, February 20, 2012

BEIJING, Feb. 20 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Defense Minister Liang Guanglie met with his Indonesian counterpart Purnomo Yusgiantoro on Monday and exchanged views on bilateral ties and relations between the two militaries.

During their talks, they praised the communication and cooperation between the two militaries.

Liang, who is also a state councilor, said the two militaries have achieved encouraging progress in recent years with close contact between the two defense departments and high-level military officials.

"The two sides have promoted pragmatic cooperation in all fields, such as personnel training, equipment and technology, joint exercise, maritime security and multilateral safety," Liang said. "China is ready to work with Indonesia to promote the two countries' strategic partnership and make new contributions to regional development and prosperity."

Yusgiantoro said the two militaries have enjoyed sound development in recent years.

"Indonesia attaches great importance to the two countries' defense and security cooperation and hopes to further strengthen friendly communication and cooperation between the two militaries so as to promote regional peace, stability and development," he said.

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