11 Jul 2019

China willing to deepen military ties to Pacific - Defence Minister

11:06 am on 11 July 2019

China's Defence Minister, Wei Fenghe, says his country is willing to deepen military ties with the Pacific.

China's Defence Minister Wei Fenghe attends the IISS Shangri-La Dialogue summit in Singapore on June 2, 2019. (Photo by ROSLAN RAHMAN / AFP)

Photo: AFP

Speaking on Monday at a defence forum in China, Mr Wei said there could be future cooperation in anti-terrorism, peacekeeping and disaster relief.

The state-run Xinhua news agency reported him saying military cooperation could be conducted under China's global infrastructure drive, the Belt and Road initiative.

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