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China, Angola eye enhanced military exchanges

07-22-2010 09:23 BJT

BEIJING, July 21 (Xinhua) -- Vice Chairman of China's Central Military Commission Guo Boxiong Wednesday pledged to enhance military exchanges with Angola.

Guo made the vow in his meeting with visiting Angolan Minister of Defense Candido Pereira dos Santos Van-Dunem.

Hailing the traditional friendship between China and Angola, Guo said the bilateral relationship has developed over the years through frequent high-level visits, enhanced political trust and fruitful trade cooperation.

Guo expressed China's appreciation for Angola's adherence to the one-China policy and its support of China on issues concerning Taiwan, Tibet and human rights.

Guo called on both sides to boost bilateral military exchange to promote friendly bilateral relations.

Van-Dunem told Guo Angola attaches high importance to its traditional friendship with China and that its hopes to strengthen mutual understanding and military cooperation.

Chinese Defense Minister Liang Guanglie held talks with his Angolan counterpart on Tuesday.

China forged diplomatic ties with Angola in 1983.

Editor:Jin Lin |Source: Xinhua

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