Chinese Defense Minister Liang Guanglie (R) and U.S. DefenseSecretary Leon E. Panetta pose for a group photo at the Pentagon inWashington, the United States, May 7, 2012. WASHINGTON, May 7 — China and the United States have reachedconsensuses on further developing military ties and strengtheningpragmatic communication and cooperation between the two sides.
The consensuses were reached during a meeting between visitingChinese Defense Minister Liang Guanglie and his U.S. counterpartLeon Panetta on Monday afternoon. During the talks, Liang said his visit aims at implementing theimportant consensuses reached by Chinese President Hu Jintao andhis U.S. counterpart Barack Obama on developing the cooperativepartnership between the two countries Liang said the military ties between the two sides have generallybeen moving forward despite a number of differences such as U.S.arms sale to China’s Taiwan, close-in reconnaissance activities byU.S.
planes and ships on China and discriminated laws againstChina. China and the United States should make efforts to establish a newtype of military relationship that stresses equality, mutualbenefit,cooperation and win-win, said Liang, adding that such arelationship is not unilaterally dominated, exclusive and zero-sumin nature. The Chinese defense minister also proposed that the two militariesembrace polices that would promote ties between them, strengthendialogues and communication and promote mutual trust, deepenpragmatic cooperation and properly handle differences and sensitiveissues. For his part, Panetta said the United States supports to build thetwo-way military ties which is future oriented. Panetta hoped that the two sides would step up their cooperation toface security threats and challenges together. Flap Barrier
Chinese Defense Minister Liang Guanglie (R) and U.S. DefenseSecretary Leon E. Panetta attend a news conference at the Pentagonin Washington, the United States, May 7, 2012. At their meeting, the two defense chiefs reached four consensuses: Firstly, to make efforts to build the sound, stable and reliablemilitary to military relationship in accordance with President HuJintao and President Barack Obama’s shared vision for a China-U.S.cooperative partnership based on mutual respect and mutual benefit. Secondly, continuing to take advantage of the defense consultativetalks, the defense policy coordination talks, and the MilitaryMaritime Consultative Agreement and the defense telephone link asimportant channels to deepen understanding, expand consensus,improve mutual trust and reduce differences. Barrier Gates Manufacturer
Panetta would pay a visit to China at the second half of this yearat a time convenient for both sides. Thirdly, to enhance exchanges and cooperation with respect tohumanitarian assistance and disaster relief, environmentalprotection, medical, educational, cultural, sports, militaryarchive and other fields. Fourthly, to conduct joint exercises on Humanitarian Assistance andDisaster Relief and counterpiracy this year. After their meeting, Liang and Panetta attended a joint pressconference. Long Range RFID Reader
Chinese Defense Minister Liang Guanglie (2nd L) attends a welcomingceremony held by U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta (1st L) atthe Pentagon in Washington, the United States, May 7, 2012.