BEIJING, August 31 (ChinaMil) -- Vice Chairman of China's Central Military Commission (CMC) Fan Changlong met with the visiting U.S. National Security Advisor Susan Rice and her entourage in Beijing on August 28, 2015.
Fan Changlong pointed out that with the concerted efforts of President Xi Jinping and President Barack Obama in the past two years, China and the U.S. have made a series of important achievements in terms of building a new pattern of relationship between major countries.
At present, both sides should work together to ensure a complete success of President Xi Jinping's upcoming state visit to the U.S. in September, said Fan Changlong.
Fan Changlong made positive comments on the current China-U.S. military ties, which have maintained stable development on the whole, as evidenced by the frequent exchange of high-level visits, the broader and deeper cooperation as well as new progress in building a mutual notification mechanism for major military operations and establishing a code of safe conduct for aerial and naval military encounters.
The two militaries still have differences on certain issues, mentioned Gen. Fan. For the next step, both sides should make efforts to properly controlling differences and risks, and continue to push forward the building of a new type of military relations between China and the U.S. featuring "mutual trust, cooperation, no conflict, and sustainability", Gen. Fan added.
Rice said that the U.S. has been dedicated to building healthy, stable and reliable bilateral military relations with China. In order to deepen ties between the two militaries, she hoped both sides to further strengthen communication and dialogue, expand pragmatic cooperation.
Fan Changlong also exchanged views with Rice on issues of common concern.
Admiral Sun Jianguo, deputy chief of general staff of China's People's Liberation Army (PLA), Chinese Ambassador to the U.S. Cui Tiankai and the U.S. Ambassador to China Max Baucus were present at the meeting.