China, New Zealand vow to enhance military logistics cooperation

Source: China Military OnlineEditor: Yao Jianing
2016-07-12 18:33

BEIJING, July 12 (ChinaMil) -- General Zhao Keshi, member of China’s Central Military Commission (CMC) and director of the Logistic Support Department of the CMC, met with the logistics delegation led by the logistics commander of the New Zealand Defense Force (NZDF), in Beijing on July 11, 2016.

Zhao Keshi said that though separated by vast oceans, China and New Zealand have developed the bilateral relations in an all-round and rapid way since the establishment of diplomatic ties, and have set a very good example for the cooperation between countries with different social systems and different cultural traditions.

Zhao Keshi stressed that President Xi Jinping paid a state visit to New Zealand in November 2014, and both sides issued a joint statement declaring that the bilateral relations would be upgraded to the comprehensive strategic partnership.

This has not only fully reflected the current high-level political mutual trust and high-level pragmatic cooperation between China and New Zealand, but also established the guiding principle and key direction for the development of the bilateral relations, Zhao Keshi said.

Zhao Keshi stressed that as an important part of the bilateral relations, the military-to-military relations have maintained a positive momentum of development in recent years, the high-level reciprocal visits have been frequent, the strategic dialogue mechanism has been running smoothly, and the cooperation in professional fields has been advancing constantly.

Both sides have also carried out active exchanges and cooperation in logistics, which has enriched the military-to-military relations, Zhao Keshi said.

China will continue to strengthen deep exchanges with the New Zealand military in logistics, and expand wider cooperative space in such aspects as humanitarian aid, information construction, and logistics reform and development in an open, sincere and win-win manner, Zhao Keshi added.

The logistics commander of the NZDF said that New Zealand attaches importance to the exchanges and cooperation with China in logistics, and hoped that both sides can strengthen pragmatic cooperation in such aspects as international peacekeeping, humanitarian aid, logistics training and personnel training, so as to push forward the development of the friendly relations between the two militaries.

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