BEIJING, November 20 (ChinaMil) -- Wang Jianping (L), deputy chief of general staff of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA), met with a delegation led by William C. Hix, director for Strategy, Plans and Policy at U.S. Army, in Beijing on the afternoon of November 19, 2015. The delegation is now in China to attend the first annual meeting of the China-U.S. Army-to-Army Exchange and Cooperation Dialogue Mechanism.
Wang Jianping said that under the care and promotion by the leaders of the two countries and the two militaries and through the joint efforts of the two sides, the two militaries have carried out pragmatic exchanges and cooperation in many fields.
Wang hoped that the Armies of the two countries can take the meeting as an opportunity to constantly improve dialogue mechanism, positively expand cooperation fields and further deepen exchanges and cooperation between the two sides.
Wang stressed that the two militaries still have a lot of work to do in strengthening mutual trust and eliminating obstacles. He especially mentioned that the U.S. side’s recent actions on the South China Sea issue have brought new complex factors to the development of the relations between the two militaries.
Wang emphasized that the two sides should continuously strengthen communication and exchange, make more efforts to promote mutual trust and cooperation and effectively manage and control risks and crises, so as to push forward the new-type military relations between China and the U.S. to constantly achieve new progresses.
William C. Hix expressed that the U.S. side attaches importance to the exchange and cooperation between the Armies of the two countries. He hoped that the U.S.-China Army-to-Army Exchange and Cooperation Dialogue Mechanism is conducive to the two sides to enhance understanding, expand cooperation and promote mutual trust.
It is reported that the first annual meeting of the China-U.S. Army-to-Army Exchange and Cooperation Dialogue Mechanism was held in Beijing from November 17 to 19, 2015.