The U.S. delegation led by U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta (2nd L) meets with Chinese Defense Minister Liang Guanglie (not in picture) and his delegation at the Bayi Building in Beijing September 18, 2012. Panetta is on the second official stop of a three-nation tour to
The Chinese delegation led by China's Defense Minister Liang Guanglie (R) meets with the U.S. Delegation, led by U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta (not in picture), at the Bayi Building in Beijing September 18, 2012. Panetta is on the second official stop of a three-nation tour to
Chinese Defense Minister Liang Guanglie on Tuesday called for more efforts to promote a new type of military ties between
Liang made the comments at a joint press conference with visiting US Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta after their talks on bilateral military ties.
"The two sides should, within the framework of building a China-U.S. cooperative partnership, advance a new type of military ties featuring equality, reciprocity and win-win cooperation in an active and pragmatic way," Liang said.
He added that the two sides should increase the number of talks and cooperation to enhance mutual understanding and trust, deepen exchanges and cooperation and continuously lead their military relations to higher levels.
Panetta also said that the United States intend to establish a relationship that is healthy, stable, reliable, and continuous with
Liang and Panetta exchanged views on issues including
Panetta arrived in