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Defense Ministry hails China-US military mutual trust mechanisms

Updated: Nov 14,2014 3:47 PM     Xinhua

BEIJING — The China-US new type of military relations proposed by President Xi Jinping will play an important role in the two countries’ future military cooperation, the Ministry of National Defense said in a press release on Nov 14.

In his meeting with US President Barack Obama in June 2013, Xi put forward the establishment of a mutual reporting mechanism on major military operations and a code of safe conduct on naval and air military encounter between the two sides.

The proposal got active response from Obama, and the two countries’ defense departments and armed forces held about a dozen rounds of consultation and communication thereafter.

The two heads of state announced in Beijing on Nov 12 the signing of the mutual trust mechanisms.

Both the Chinese and US armies should take the codes as an opportunity to push military cooperation and mutual trust to a new level, and differences should be properly handled and potential risks identified, the ministry quoted Xi as saying.

Xi also said China would like to deepen exchanges between senior officers of the two armed forces, smooth communication mechanisms and conduct more joint training and drills exercises with the United States.