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China, US eye dialogue between land forces

(Xinhua) Updated: 2014-02-21 22:12

BEIJING - Senior military officials of China and the United States on Friday agreed to strengthen pragmatic cooperation and embark on a dialogue mechanism between the two land forces.

During the talks with the US Army Chief of Staff Ray Odierno, Wang Ning, Deputy Chief of General Staff of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) said that the two sides reached a consensus on developing a new model of military-to-military relations based on the new model of China-USrelations.

Wang said the two sides should continue to enhance dialogue, boost mutual trust, properly handle differences and strengthen cooperation,especially in the fields of antiterrorism, humanitarian aid, peacekeeping operations and college education.

Odierno said the US side believes it is important to establish strong  military relations. Land forces of the two militaries should strengthen communication and cooperation from a long-term perspective.

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