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China, Qatar vow to boost military cooperation

07-15-2010 08:48 BJT

BEIJING, July 14 (Xinhua) -- China and Qatar agreed to further boost military cooperation at a meeting of senior military officials in Beijing Wednesday.

China and Qatar, with different social systems, historical backgrounds and cultural traditions, always respected, supported and helped each other and treated each other on an equal footing, said Chinese Defense Minister Liang Guanglie when meeting with Hamad Bin Ali Al-Attiya, visiting chief of the general staff of Qatar's armed forces Wednesday.

Liang said China spoke highly of Qatar's active role in safeguarding the unity and promoting the cooperation of Arab countries and appreciated its adherence to the one-China policy and its support to China in the international arena.

Recent years had witnessed the development of friendly cooperative relations of the two nations and enhanced military ties, Liang said.

China attached great importance to its relations with Qatar and was ready to further exchanges and cooperation of the two nations and armed forces, he said.

Hamad said Qatar and China enjoyed sound diplomatic and military ties. He hoped to advance friendly and cooperative relations through his visit.

Editor:Jin Lin |Source: Xinhua

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