Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Defense: China, Turkmenistan vow military cooperation

FOCUS Information Agency - Visiting Chinese Defense Minister Liang Guanglie and his Turkmen counterpart Yaylym Berdiyev on Tuesday vowed to build on military cooperation between their two nations, Xinhua informs.

Liang, also a state councilor, said bilateral relations between China and Turkmenistan had been improving, with increased military cooperation in training and professional fields and exchanges of visits.

China will work with Turkmenistan to expand the exchanges and cooperation between the two countries' militaries, he said.

Berdiyev said Turkmenistan would attach strategic importance to, and work with China to build on, the bilateral military cooperation.

The two defense ministers also exchanged views on regional affairs.
Liang was on the second leg of a goodwill trip that has taken him to Pakistan. He will also visit Kazakhstan.

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