Defense Minister Cao Gangchuan left Beijing Thursday night for
visits to Kenya, Kuwait and Thailand.
Cao, also vice-chairman of the Central Military Commission and a
state councilor, started his official and goodwill visit to Kenya
and Kuwait at the invitation of Kenyan Minister of State For
Defense Njenga Karume and Kuwaiti First Deputy Prime Minister and
Minister of Defense Sheikh Jaber Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah.
He will then travel to Thailand to attend the celebration of
Thai King's 80th birthday at the invitation of the country's
Defense Minister Boonrawd Somtat.
(Xinhua News Agency November 16, 2007)