CMC vice chairman meets with Mozambican defense chief

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General Fan Changlong (R), vice chairman of China’s Central Military Commission (CMC), shakes hands with Atanasio Mtumuke, the visiting defense minister of Mozambique, in Beijing on October 22, pledging to strengthen military cooperation between the two countries.  BEIJING, Oct. 23 (ChinaMil) — Vice Chairman Fan Changlong of China’s Central Military Commission (CMC), met with Atanasio Mtumuke, the visiting defense minister of Mozambique, in Beijing on Thursday afternoon.

Since China and Mozambique established diplomatic relations in 1975, over the past 40 years, the two countries have witnessed constantly deepened friendship, fruitful cooperation in various fields and close coordination and collaboration in international affairs, Fan said.

In recent years, the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) and the Armed Forces for the Defense of Mozambique (AFDM) have conducted frequent high-level contacts and carried out in-depth cooperation in college education and personnel training, Fan mentioned, adding that the Chinese PLA pays much attention to the friendly relations with the AFDM and is willing to strengthen exchange and cooperation between the two sides.

Mozambique thanks China for its support to Mozambique’s economic and national defense development, Mtumuke said. The Mozambican military is willing to strengthen exchange and cooperation with the Chinese military in the areas of high-level exchange of visits, personnel training, medical and health service, Mtumuke added.

Admiral Sun Jianguo, deputy chief of general staff of the PLA, attended the meeting.

Source: PLA

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