China, Mongolia vow to deepen bilateral military relations

China Military
Yao Jianing

Xu Qiliang (R), vice chairman of China's Central Military Commission (CMC), meets with Dulamsurengiin Davaa, chief of General Staff of the Mongolian Armed Force, who is attending the seventh Xiangshan Forum, in Beijing on the afternoon of October 14. ( Xiaowei)

BEIJING, October 17 (ChinaMil) -- Xu Qiliang, vice chairman of China's Central Military Commission (CMC), met with Dulamsurengiin Davaa, chief of General Staff of the Mongolian Armed Force, who was in Beijing to attend the seventh Xiangshan Forum, on the afternoon of October 14, 2016.

Xu said China and Mongolia are friendly neighbors and China attaches great importance to its relations with Mongolia.

Xu stressed that President Xi Jinping and President Tsakhia Elbegdorj have met with each other for a number of times in recent years, and have jointly declared to upgrade the bilateral relations to a comprehensive strategic partnership, pushing the bilateral relations into a new historical period.

The mil-to-mil exchanges and cooperation between China and Mongolia have become a positive factor that pushes forward the development of the bilateral relations with the joint efforts of both sides, Xu said.

China is willing to work with Mongolia to implement the consensuses reached by the leaders of the two sides, further strengthen the mil-to-mil strategic communications, deepen the pragmatic cooperation in each field, upgrade the mil-to-mil relations, and make bigger contributions to regional peace and stability.

Davaa said developing Mongolia-China ties has been a priority in Mongolian foreign policy. The relations between two sides has been constantly strengthened, high-level mutual visits have been frequent and the field of pragmatic cooperation has been expanding in recent years, which play an important role in the development of the comprehensive strategic partnership between the two countries.

He noted that the Mongolian military expects closer ties with the Chinese military in such fields as peacekeeping, medical services and joint exercises.

Sun Jianguo, deputy chief of the Joint Staff Department under China’s CMC, Sheng Bin, director of the National Defense Mobilization Department under China’s CMC, Danba Ganhuyag, Mongolian Ambassador to China and others also attended the meeting.

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