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China, U.S. navy chiefs on new type of naval ties
                 English.news.cn | 2014-07-16 14:56:45 | Editor: Mioh Song

China, U.S. navy chiefs on new type of naval ties

BEIJING, July 15 (Xinhua) -- China's navy commander Wu Shengli on Tuesday met his U.S. counterpart Jonathan Greenert, calling for constructing a new type of naval ties so that to build mutual trust, safeguard maritime peace and stability.

When meeting with Greenert, Wu said a new type of naval relationship had positive significance for the new type of major country relations that China and the United States are trying to build, according to a statement released after the close-door meeting.

In accordance with the consensus reached by Chinese and U.S. leaders, navies of the two countries are engaging in closer exchanges and more pragmatic cooperation, the statement quoted Wu as saying.

In a bid to enrich naval relations and promote the deepening of cooperation and exchanges between us, the two navies should discuss a dialogue mechanism, and strengthen exchanges between fleets, especially front-line fleets, according to Wu.

Wu called for cooperation in rescue and disaster relief, and implementing the Code for Unalerted Encounters at Sea, which was endorsed by the Western Pacific Naval Symposium in the Chinese port city of Qingdao in April.

Wu added that the two navies are faced with both unprecedented development opportunities and actual challenges, calling for proper handling of situations at sea and taking risks under control to safeguard peace and stability in the Asia Pacific.

Greenert said the two navies share common interests in many fields and the U.S. side attaches great importance to its relations with the Chinese side.

He expressed hope that the two countries will strengthen cooperation and exchanges to build mutual trust and promote healthy development of the naval ties.

Greenert will visit China's Beihai Fleet during his stay in China.

吴胜利会见美国海军作战部长

新华网北京7月15日电(记者任珂)中央军委委员、海军司令员吴胜利15日下午在京会见了来访的美国海军作战部长乔纳森·格林纳特海军上将。

吴胜利指出,发展中美新型海军关系对构建新型大国关系具有积极的现实意义。按照两国领导人达成的重要共识,两国海军之间交往不断深入,合作更加务实。为进一步丰富中美新型海军关系内涵,推动交流合作深入发展,两国海军应积极探讨建立合作对话机制,加强舰队之间特别是一线部队之间的交流,深化人道主义救援减灾领域合作,落实《海上意外相遇规则》。

吴胜利强调,当前,中美两国海军关系既面临前所未有的发展机遇,也面临许多现实挑战,针对海上安全形势复杂多变的实际,需要中美双方共同应对挑战,妥善处置海上情况,有效管控风险,维护亚太地区海上和平与稳定。

格林纳特表示,两国海军在诸多领域拥有共同利益,美方高度重视与中方的关系,希望双方继续加强各层次领域的交流与合作,增进彼此信任,推动两国海军关系健康良性发展。

格林纳特一行还将访问北海舰队,参观部分海军装备,并与中国海军官兵进行广泛交流。

 

(Note: The above is the sa me story reported in English and Chinese respectively, and is not literal translation.)

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