Monday, July 4, 2011

China, Romania pledge closer military ties

BEIJING, July 1 (Xinhua) -- China and Romania pledged Friday to boost their bilateral ties as military officials met in Beijing.

"China and Romania enjoy a long history of friendship, tested by time and the ever-changing international situation," State Councilor and Defense Minister Liang Guanglie said as he met with a delegation headed by Romanian Naval Chief Aurel Popa.

"We regard Romania as our good friend and partner," Liang said, adding that China is willing to make joint efforts with the Romanian side to deepen military relations and advance the comprehensive, friendly and cooperative partnership between the two countries.

Popa congratulated China on the 90th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China.

"During this visit to China, we've had fruitful talks with leaders of the Chinese navy," Popa said through an interpreter. "I believe cooperation between our two navies will become even closer in the future."

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