Chinese and Armenian defense ministers held talks Monday, pledging to increase exchanges and cooperation between the two militaries.
Chinese Defense Minister Liang Guanglie told his Armenian counterpart, Seyran Oganyan, that the two nations enjoyed sound momentum in high level visits, increasing mutual trust in politics and fruitful cooperation in various fields.
Liang, also a state councilor, said strengthening military cooperation played important role for advancing Sino-Armenian bilateral relations.
Guo Boxiong, vice chairman of the Central Military Commission, also met with Oganyan Monday.
Applauding Armenia's adherence to the one-China policy and its support to China on the issues of Taiwan and Tibet, Guo said China valued the relations with Armenia.
Regarding China as a good friend and partner as well, Oganyan expressed his appreciation of China's assistance to Armenia's army building and pledged to work with China to increase bilateral exchanges and cooperation.
(Xinhua News Agency December 29, 2008)