Home / International / International -- State Exchanges Tools: Save | Print | E-mail | Most Read
China 'Positive' Towards Defense Exchanges with Japan
Adjust font size:

Xu Caihou, vice-chairman of China's Central Military Commission, said on Monday that China holds a positive attitude towards defense exchanges with Japan, calling for more exchanges between young and middle-aged military officers of the two countries.


Xu made the remarks when meeting with a delegation of young and middle-aged military officers of the Sasakawa Japan-China Friendship Fund led by its general-director Yohei Sasakawa.


Xu said the Sasakawa Japan-China Friendship Fund is an old friend of China, which has made a great contribution to the friendship between China and Japan.


The exchanges between young and middle-aged military officers have played an important role in boosting mutual understanding and friendly ties of the two countries, said Xu.


He called for the two sides to take the occasion of the 35th anniversary of normalization of China-Japan diplomatic ties and push forward two-way defense exchanges, as well as bilateral ties.


Echoing Xu's remarks, Yohei Sasakawa said the exchanges between young and middle-aged Japanese and Chinese military officers are of great significance, which will further promote the relations between the two countries and the two peoples.


The Sasakawa Japan-China Friendship Fund, a non-government organization founded in 1989, has conducted the military officers exchange program over the past seven years, said Yohei Sasakawa, adding that he hoped to carry out more cooperation and in-depth exchanges with the Chinese side in the future.


Xiong Guangkai, head of the China Institute for International Strategic Studies (CIISS), also attended the meeting.


The delegation, invited by CIISS, arrived in Beijing on Sunday. Besides Beijing, their 12-day China tour will also take them to northeast China's Liaoning Province.


(Xinhua News Agency June 5, 2007)

Tools: Save | Print | E-mail | Most Read

Related Stories
East Asian Foreign Ministers Meet in South Korea
China, Japan Tackle East China Sea Issue
Hu, Abe May Meet on Sidelines of G8 Summit
China Seeks Removal of Obstacles to Sino-Japanese Ties
China, Japan Hold Security Consultation
> Korean Nuclear Talks
> Middle East Peace Process
> Iran Nuclear Issue
> Reconstruction of Iraq
> 6th SCO Summit Meeting
- China Development Gateway
- Foreign Ministry
- Network of East Asian Think-Tanks
- China-EU Association
- China-Africa Business Council
- China Foreign Affairs University
- University of International Relations
- Institute of World Economics & Politics
- Institute of Russian, East European & Central Asian Studies
- Institute of West Asian & African Studies
- Institute of Latin American Studies
- Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies
- Institute of Japanese Studies
SiteMap | About Us | RSS | Newsletter | Feedback
Copyright © China.org.cn. All Rights Reserved     E-mail: webmaster@china.org.cn Tel: 86-10-88828000 京ICP证 040089号