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S Korea, China to hold first defense strategic talks

07-25-2011 16:18 BJT

SEOUL, July 25 (Xinhua) -- South Korea and China are scheduled to hold first defense strategic dialogue this week, the defense ministry said here on Monday.

South Korea's vice defense minister Lee Yong-gul and Ma Xiaotian, China's deputy chief of general staff, will meet Wednesday in Seoul for the first vice ministerial-level strategic dialogue over a range of security issues, according to the defense ministry.

The meeting comes after the defense ministers of the two countries agreed earlier this month in Beijing to open the annual strategic dialogue to enhance their defense ties, the ministry said.

Editor:Wang Xiaomei |Source: Xinhua

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