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China, US hold annual maritime security meeting

(Xinhua) Updated: 2012-09-28 21:19

QINGDAO - China and US militaries held an annual meeting under the Sino-US military Maritime Consultative Agreement from Sept 27 to 28 in northern port city of Qingdao.

The two militaries agreed to enhance contacts and communication in order to increase mutual trust and cooperation with a respectful, equal, active and constructive attitude.

They exchanged views on maritime security situations of the two countries since 2010 and discussed detailed measures to solve problems in this area.

The two sides agreed to strengthen military-to-military cooperation in anti-piracy and humanitarian aid as well as disaster relief efforts.

China and the United States signed the Sino-US military Maritime Consultative Agreement in 1998 and so far have held nine annual meetings, which have played an active role in promoting Sino-US maritime security.

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