Fan Changlong (L), Vice Chairman of China's Central Military Commission, shakes hands with Lebanese President Michel Aoun during their meeting in Beirut, capital of Lebanon, on Nov. 16, 2016. (Xinhua/Li Xiaowei)
BEIRUT, Nov. 17 (Xinhua) -- China is keen to develop all-round ties with Lebanon and expand military exchanges between the two armies, said Fan Changlong, Vice Chairman of China's Central Military Commission, here on Thursday.
On his two-day visit to Beirut from Nov. 16-17, Fan held talks with Lebanese President Michel Aoun, Prime Minister Saad Hariri and Army Chief Jean Kahwagi, highlighting good chance for closer cooperation.
Fan spoke highly of the roles of Lebanese army in maintaining stability and in the fight against terrorism, and calls for more frequent high-level military exchanges.
Lebanese President Michel Aoun appreciated China for its peace-keeping mission in Lebanon, and expressed hope to push forward all-round cooperation with China, including military exchange.