October 25, 2011 defpro.com
BEIJING | China and Gabon vowed to enhance bilateral military ties Monday afternoon.
The pledge came during the meeting between Vice Chairman of China's Central Military Commission Xu Caihou and visiting Gabonese Defense Minister Pacome Ruffin Ondzounga.
Xu said that China and Gabon have enjoyed healthy and stable relations since the two countries forged diplomatic ties in 1974.
"China appreciates that Gabon firmly supports China on issues related to China's core and on other significant issues," Xu said.
He said China will work with Gabon to continuously promote a friendly relationship of bilateral collaboration.
Ondzounga pledged to strengthen communication and cooperation with China and further promote bilateral military ties.
Before the meeting, Defense Minister Liang Guanglie also held talks with Ondzounga, and the two sides exchanged views on further advancing bilateral defense cooperation. (Xinhua)