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China, Vietnam should boost military cooperation: defense ministers

Updated: Aug 31,2016 9:50 AM     Xinhua

Defense Minister Chang Wanquan (L front) holds a welcoming ceremony for his Vietnamese counterpart Ngo Xuan Lich before their talks in Beijing, capital of China, Aug 30, 2016. [Photo/Xinhua]

BEIJING — Defense ministers of China and Vietnam held talks on Aug 30 in Beijing, saying the two countries should boost military cooperation and make contribution to regional peace.

Defense Minister Chang Wanquan told his Vietnamese counterpart Ngo Xuan Lich that the Chinese military is ready to beef up cooperation with Vietnam in areas including high-level exchanges, personnel education and training, border defense, mutual visits and multilateral security affairs.

Chang expressed the hope that the two sides could properly deal with differences, so as to contribute to regional peace and stability.

Ngo Xuan Lich stressed that the two countries should enhance military cooperation and strive to make military ties a key aspect of bilateral relations to benefit the people of the two countries.

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