China & Brazil to promote bilateral military cooperation
Chinese Defense Minister Liang Guanglie met his Brazilian counterpart Nelson Jobim here Wednesday to promote bilateral military cooperation.
Liang, also China's state councilor, said that ties between China and Brazil have kept a sound momentum, while political and trade relations have become closer, with cooperation in the fields of technology, culture and education on the rise.
The two countries have supported each other and cooperated well in dealing with international and regional affairs, and Sino-Brazil relations have become an example of "South-South Cooperation," he said.
The Brazilian government adheres to the one-China policy, which is appreciated by the Chinese government, Liang said. He also thanked Brazil for supporting the Chinese government on issues regarding Taiwan and Tibet.
Liang said in recent years, along with the development of bilateral ties between the two countries, the ties between the two armies have grown stronger. Great achievements have been made through mutual visits and personnel training, he said.
The minister said that China is willing to enhance its military ties with Brazil by expanding bilateral military exchanges and win-win cooperation.
Jobim said he agreed with Liang on bilateral military ties, adding that Brazil attaches great importance to developing military ties with China. Also, Brazil is willing to develop military exchanges and cooperation in various fields, Jobim said.
He said he hoped that the two countries will join hands to consolidate the ongoing cooperation and explore new cooperative fields, with a view to promoting their bilateral military ties.
After their meeting, Jobim awarded the Order of Merit to Liang as decreed by President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.
Liang arrived here Tuesday for an official goodwill visit at the invitation of Jobim. This is the last leg of Liang's tour of three Latin American countries, which also took him to Mexico and Colombia.
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