China and the US agree to strengthen communication in military sphere
Beijing, Oct 29 (Prensa Latina) The lilitaries of China and the United States agreed to maintain closer communication and handle any discrepancies with prudence, after examining the tensions they are facing in the military sphere, an official source confirmed.
The Chinese Defense Ministry reported that senior representatives from each side held telephone and videoconference conversations on October 20th, 28th and 29th, exchanging their views on the state of relations and also on matters of mutual interest.
As a result, they agreed that communication and cooperation are the best ways to analyze and control friction.
According to the Ministry, they also agreed on the importance of making joint efforts to give stability to military ties and decided to hold new meetings in November and December on topics such as humanitarian aid and maritime security.
The Chinese military – the Ministry noted - has the will to uphold the principles of non-confrontation, mutual respect and mutually beneficial cooperation.
It called on the US side to work together to reduce friction, abandon provocations, and ensure smooth military ties.
These are the first contacts in months between the two powers, taking place amid exacerbated tensions because the United States sends warships to Chinese waters and also approved the sale of advanced war matériel to Taiwan.
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