China vows to advance military co-op with Kazakhstan

Nov. 13. Xinhua. BEIJING

China vows to advance military co-op with KazakhstanChina will work with Kazakhstan to enhance exchanges and cooperation between the two militaries, a senior Chinese army officer said here Friday.

Chen Bingde, chief of the General Staff of the People’s Liberation Army, made the remarks when meeting with Kirgizbaev Bulat, vice chairman of the National Security Committee of Kazakhstan.

Hailing the China-Kazakhstan relations since forging diplomatic ties 17 years ago, Chen said the two nations maintained frequent high level visits, made fruitful cooperation in various sectors, and supported each other on major issues.

“We attach great importance to the friendly relations with Kazakh armed forces,” Chen said, hoping that the two militaries would make concerted efforts to promote bilateral ties.

Kirgizbaev spoke highly of China’s achievements in social and economic progress, saying that Kazakhstan regarded China as a good friend, neighbor and partner.

Kirgizbaev, who is also the commander of the country’s border defence forces, said Kazakhstan was ready to work with the Chinese armed forces to increase cooperation in border defence and other sectors.