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Wu Shengli meets with Turkish navy commander

( Source: China Military Online  )         2014-July-8 17:17

  BEIJING, July 8 (ChinaMil) -- Wu Shengli, member of the Central Military Commission (CMC) of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and commander of the Navy of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army, met with Bülent Bostanoğlu, the visiting commander of the Turkish Navy, in Beijing on the afternoon of July 7, 2014.

  Wu Shengli said that the friendly contacts between the people of China and Turkey date back to ancient times, and the relationship between the two countries and the two militaries is developing healthily and smoothly with the communications and contacts getting closer and closer and the cooperation in various fields keeping reaching new high. In recent years, the navies of the two countries have enjoyed a good momentum of development of friendly relations as evidenced by the achievements of the pragmatic cooperation in reciprocal visits of delegations, personnel training, academy exchanges and so on, and maintained sound communication and cooperation in actions of maintaining maritime security such as the escort mission in the Gulf of Aden.

  Wu Shengli said that developing a mutually-trustful, win-win and everlasting relationship between the two navies is of great significance for both sides in jointly handling security challenges, deepening the strategic connotations of the relationship between the two countries and the two militaries, and safeguarding each other's strategic interests. He hoped that the two navies of the two countries can maintain exchanges at all levels, increase exchange visits of warships, push forward cooperation in escort mission, deepen academy exchanges, and carry out joint training of amphibious troops. Wu Shengli also invited the Turkish naval cadets to join the warship training voyage organized by the Dalian Naval Academy next year.

  Bostanoğlu said that the friendly relations between China and Turkey are precious and valuable. Turkey attaches great importance to its relationship with China, and the Turkish navy will be devoted to deepening the exchanges and cooperation between the two navies of the two countries and push forward the development of the bilateral relations.

  Bostanoğlu and his delegation will also visit the North China Sea Fleet, the East China Sea Fleet, the Naval Submarine Academy and the Institute of Naval Medicine under the PLAN, as well as naval ships and planes.

Editor :  Yao Jianing