BEIJING, April 2 (Xinhua) -- Senior Chinese military official Guo Boxiong
said here on Thursday that China would like to deepen friendly military ties and
enhance pragmatic cooperation with Singapore.
Guo, vice chairman of the Central Military Commission, said, cooperation
between the two nations in political, economic, cultural and scientific fields
had been developing continuously, which brought tangible benefits to the two
peoples, in a meeting with Singaporean Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of
Defence Teo Chee Hean.
He said relations between the two armed forces have developed well, with
increasing mutual trust, more exchange of visits and increased cooperation in
defense consultation, personnel and military training.
"China is willing to work with Singapore to enhance pragmatic cooperation
in various fields, and play an active role in promoting common development and
prosperity and safeguarding the regional peace and stability,¡± he said.
Teo said that Singapore had attached great importance to Singapore-China
relations and would like to make efforts to enhance the trust and understanding
with China as well as mutually beneficial cooperation.
The two sides also exchanged views on international and regional situation
and issues of common concern.