Chang Wanquan, member of the Central Military Commission of the PRC and
director of the General Armaments Department of the PLA, met with Belarus
Defense Minister Leonid Maltsev on May 20 in Minsk.
Chang Wanquan conveyed regards of Guo Boxiong, vice chairman of the Central
Military Commission, and Liang Guanglie, state councilor and defense minister,
to Defense Minister Maltsev. He said that under the cordial concerns of leaders
of China and Belarus, the relations between the two countries and the two
militaries have been constantly developing. Chang Wanquan praised Maltsev's
contribution to promoting the friendly cooperative ties between the two
militaries. He said that the Chinese side would continue to make unceasing
efforts for deepening the friendly cooperative ties between the two countries
and the two militaries as in the past.
Maltsev extended warm welcome to Chang Wanquan and his party. He said that
the relations between the two countries and the two militaries have a solid
foundation. The Belarus side attaches great importance to the friendly ties with
the Chinese military and is willing to boost the exchanges and co-operation
between the two militaries in all fields.
Members of the delegation including Zhang Zhannan, deputy commander of the
PLA Navy, Jing Wenchun, deputy commander of the PLA Air Force, Wang Jiurong,
deputy commander of the Second Artillery Force (SAF), and Yu Jianguo, director
of the International Cooperation Department under the General Armaments
Department of the PLA, and Chinese Ambassador to Belarus Lu Guicheng were
present at the meeting.
Chang Wanquan and his party also attended the 5th Minsk International
Weaponry and Equipment Exhibition on May 19.
(May 22, PLA
Editor: Dong Zhaohui