China 'willing' to increase military exchanges with S. Korea

By 정주원
  • Published : Mar 25, 2014 - 10:12
  • Updated : Mar 25, 2014 - 10:12
China's military told South Korea last week that Beijing is willing to increase "multi-level, multi-field" defense exchanges with Seoul, the Chinese defense ministry said Tuesday.

Wang Guanzhong, deputy chief of general staff of China's People's Liberation Army, made the remarks at a meeting in Beijing last Friday with Park Sam-duck, president of the Korea National Defense University.

"China is willing to make joint efforts with the ROK (South Korea) to keep promoting multi-level and multi-field military exchanges and cooperation between the two militaries," the Chinese ministry quoted Wang as telling Park.

The two sides also exchanged views on "related regional issues," according to the ministry.

During the meeting, Park thanked China for its "positive role" in maintaining peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula.

South Korea is also "willing to further deepen pragmatic exchanges and cooperation between the militaries of the ROK and China in various fields such as military education, so as to push bilateral military relations to a higher level," Park told Wang, according to the ministry's statement. (Yonhap)