Defence Minister AK Antony’s visit led to enhanced military coordination: China
8 July 2013
‘China on Monday said Defence Minister AK Antony’s visit has given both countries an opportunity to enhance their “strategic cooperative partnership” and jointly maintain peace and tranquillity in the border areas through increased military-to-military coordination.
“The two sides exchanged views on defence issues and reiterated that they will enhance defence exchanges with the purpose of maintaining peace and tranquillity of the border areas and create durable conditions for the China and India strategic cooperative partnership,”
Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chuying told a media briefing.
Ms Hua said, “We hope that in future the two sides will take Antony’s visit as an opportunity to enhance military-to-military interaction, jointly maintain peace and tranquillity in the border areas and create favourable environment and conditions for the enhancement China and India strategic and cooperative partnership.”
“We emphasise that the two militaries enhance coordination and cooperation” and direct the relevant departments to enhance work in this regard, she said answering a question on the outcome of Mr Antony’s visit.’