China, Vietnam hold 9th defense and security consultation


China Military
Huang Panyue


CHENGDU, Sichuan, Nov. 7 (ChinaMil) -- The 9th defense and security consultation between the Ministry of National Defense of the People's Republic of China and Ministry of Defense of Socialist Republic of Vietnam was held in Chengdu, capital city of Southwest China’s Sichuan province on November 4.


Adm. Sun Jianguo, deputy chief of the Joint Staff Department under China’s Central Military Commission (CMC), and Lieut. Gen. Nguyen Chi Vinh, Vietnamese deputy defense minister, jointly presided over the consultation.


Under the frank and friendly environment, the two sides had an in-depth exchange of views on international and regional situations, bilateral relations and issues of common concern.


Adm. Sun said that in recent years, China and Vietnam have witnessed a good momentum of development of bilateral relations, the militaries of the two countries should resolutely implement the important consensuses reached by General Secretary of Communist Party of China (CPC) Xi Jinping and General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Nguyen Phu Trong, promote pragmatic cooperation in broader areas, deal with discrepancies cautiously and properly, so as to make contributions to the all-round development of the bilateral state relations.


The Sixth Plenary Session of the 18th CPC Central Committee held in Beijing from Oct. 24 to 27 has the epoch-making significance, Adm. Sun said, stressing that the Session has formally put forward the “CPC Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping as the core”, and passed two important documents on strict governance of the CPC, possessing major and far-reaching significance for realizing the “Chinese Dream” of great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation.


Lieut. Gen. Nguyen Chi Vinh said the Vietnamese side congratulates the success of the Sixth Plenary Session of the 18th CPC Central Committee and believes that under the firm leadership of the CPC, China and its military will inevitably continue to develop and play bigger roles in maintaining the regional peace and stability.


He hopes that the two militaries will further strengthen strategic communication and deepen pragmatic cooperation to push forward the constant, healthy and stable development of the relations between the two countries.



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