Colombian President, Chinese Defense Minister Hold Talks on Bilateral Ties

Colombian President, Chinese DM Hold Talks on Bilateral Ties
    2010-09-07 17:07:15     Xinhua      Web Editor: Zhang Jin
 
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and visiting Chinese Defense Minister Liang Guanglie held talks in Bogota on Monday, vowing to make joint efforts to boost bilateral military ties.Liang, also a state councilor, said ties between the two countries had been developing smoothly since diplomatic relations were established 30 years ago.China attached great importance to the development of bilateral ties and would like to make joint efforts with Colombia to further boost the ties, he said.Liang said the military ties, an important component of bilateral ties between China and Colombia, had been strengthened, with great achievements made in the fields of mutual visits and personnel training.

He added that China was willing to enhance its military ties with Colombia and expand bilateral military exchanges and cooperation.

Santos said he agreed with Liang on bilateral military ties, saying the two countries should join hands to continuously explore the cooperative fields.

Liang also met with Colombian Defense Minister Rodrigo Rivera, and both sides agreed to promote military exchanges and cooperation.

Liang arrived in Bogota on Saturday for a three-day visit at the invitation of Rivera.

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