WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 (ChinaMil) -- Marine Corps General Joseph Dunford, chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, met with Major General Shao Yuanming, deputy chief of the Joint Staff Department of China's Central Military Commission (CMC), at the Pentagon on Nov 30, 2017.
Maj. Gen. Shao was then attending the first meeting of China-U.S. Joint Staff Dialogue Mechanism (JSDM) held in Washington DC, the United States, from November 29 to 30, 2017.
Shao said at the meeting that the heads of state of China and the U.S. attach great importance to the relations between the two armed forces and have reached many important consensuses on developing the bilateral military relations. The first meeting between the joint staff departments of China and the U.S. is an important measure to actively implement the consensus reached by the two heads of state of China and the United States.
Shao also expressed that China is willing to work with the U.S. side, under the premise of respecting each other's core interests, on the basis of enhancing mutual trust, by way of strengthening communication and with the aim of realizing win-win cooperation, to make the bilateral military relations a stabilizing factor for the relations between the two countries and make positive contributions to the development of China-U.S. relations.
Dunford said that the U.S. and China are important major powers in the world and the development of U.S.-China relations is very important to world peace and stability.
The JSDM "will serve as an opportunity to discuss how to manage crises, prevent miscalculations, and reduce the risk of misunderstanding," Dunford expressed.