Chinese Defense Minister Liang Guanglie
(1st L) hosts a welcoming ceremony for his Egyptian counterpart Mohammed
Hussein Tantawi (2nd L) in Beijing, capital of China, May 11, 2009. Liang
Guanglie held talks with Mohammed Hussein Tantawi in Beijing on May 11.
BEIJING, May 11 (Xinhua) -- The Chinese armed forces
are willing to advance cooperation with Egypt, Chinese Defense Minister Liang
Guanglie said here Monday.
Liang, also a state councilor, made the remarks when
meeting with his Egyptian counterpart Mohammed Hussein Tantawi.
"China and Egypt have enjoyed deep traditional
friendship. Political mutual trust between our two countries remains unchanged
since we forged diplomatic ties in 1956," Liang said.
He said cooperation in the fields of politics,
economics, culture and military affairs had been fruitful.
He said the Chinese armed forces were willing to
extend their ties with Egypt and promote communication and cooperation between
the two armed forces.
Tantawi said the Sino-Egyptian constructive
cooperation had developed smoothly in various fields. Egypt hoped to deepen
military cooperation with China.
Tantawi arrived in Beijing on Friday for an official
goodwill visit as a guest of Liang.