July 13, 2005
Chinese Defense Minister
stressed Wednesday the friendly ties with the
During talks with his Mongolian counterpart Tserenkhuugyn
Sharavdorj, Cao praised the good-neighborly friendship between
the two countries.
"China and Mongolia have witnessed a stable and rapid
development of the friendly cooperative relations in such
fields as politics, economy, culture and education since the
two countries forged diplomatic ties more than fifty years
ago," Cao said.
is in the fundamental interests of both peoples to develop the
good-neighborly partnership of mutual trust," he said.
Cao, also vice-chairman of the Chinese
Central Military Commission
and state councilor, noted that the military relations
constitute a major part of the bilateral relations and the two
armies have enjoyed a good momentum in exchanges.
hope the two armies can make joint efforts to push for a
greater development for the relations between the two
countries and armies," he said.
Sharavdorj said China is Mongolia's important neighbouring
country and it is a significant foreign policy for Mongolia to
develop a friendly relation with China.
He said that Mongolia will continue to
support China's stance on the
question, and Mongolia understands and respects China's
concerns about the issue of Dalai Lama.
wish to continue enhancing military exchanges and cooperation
with China." He noted.
two sides also exchanged views on international and regional
security and on other issues of common concern.