BEIJING, May 30 (ChinaMil) -- Chinese State Councilor and Defense Minister General Wei Fenghe met with General Othmar Commenda, chief of the General Staff of the Austrian Armed Forces, in Beijing on Wednesday afternoon.
Wei said that Austria is an important cooperative partner of China in Europe, China-Austria relations are developing smoothly with increasingly close multi-level exchange and cooperation in various fields. President Xi Jinping and President Alexander Van der Bellen decided in this April to establish the China-Austria strategic partnership of friendship, giving directions for the future development of bilateral state and military relations between the two countries, Wei said.
As an important part of bilateral relations, Chinese military is willing to work with the Austrian military to earnestly implement the important consensus reached by the heads of state of the two countries and with an eye to promote the construction of a community of shared future for mankind and the Belt and Road Initiative, to strengthen pragmatic cooperation and push forward the relations between the two militaries to make continuous development, Wei told his Austrian guest.
Commenda said Austria attaches importance to the friendly relations of cooperation with China and is looking forward to promoting fruitful cooperation between the two countries. Austrian military is willing to work with Chinese military to deepen cooperation, expand exchanges and promote the sound development of friendly relations between the two militaries, Commenda said.