PLA Army commander meets with U.S. Army Chief of Staff

Source: China Military OnlineEditor: Yao Jianing
2016-08-17 17:23

BEIJING, August 17 (ChinaMil) – The Chinese PLA Army Commander Gen. Li Zuocheng held talks with the U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley in Beijing on August 16.

Gen. Li said that China and the U.S. work together to develop new relations of "No Conflict, No Confrontation, Mutual Respect and Win-win Cooperation" between major powers.

Gen. Li stressed that the military relations between the two sides have made positive contributions to the healthy and stable development of bilateral relations, and he hoped that the two militaries can strengthen cooperation, properly handle differences and control risks.

The exchange and dialogue mechanism established between the two militaries has played an important role in regulating and promoting cooperation between the two militaries, said Gen. Li.

Gen. Li also pointed out that currently, the South China Sea issue, the Taiwan problem and the issue that the U.S. and the ROK announced the plans to deploy Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile defense system in the ROK are all likely to impact the China-U.S. relations, and he hoped that the U.S. side can attach great importance to and properly handle such issues.

Gen. Mark Milley said he hoped the two armed forces can continue to strengthen exchanges and cooperation, enhance mutual trust and further promote the sound development of the two armies.

Before the talks, Gen. Li Zuocheng held a welcoming ceremony for Gen. Mark Milley, and accompanied him to inspect the guard of honor of the PLA Army.

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