Defense department: U.S. defense secretary timothy Matisse visited China on JUNE 26/28
Spokesperson ren guoqiang of the ministry of defense answered questions on the visit of the us defense minister to China Us defense secretary Robert Matisse reportedly told reporters he would visit China and South Korea in the near future. Can you confirm it? If so, which Chinese officials will meet with Matisse? What topics will be discussed? A: at the invitation of Chinese state councilor and defense secretary general wei fenghe, U.S. defense secretary Robert Matisse will visit China on June 26, 2008. Chinese national and military leaders will meet with mattis and the two sides will exchange views on bilateral military relations and issues of common interest.
To develop a healthy and stable military-to-military relationship between China and the United States is in the common interest of both sides and a common expectation of the international community. China attaches great importance to developing military relations with the United States and hopes that the United States and China will meet each other halfway and work together to make bilateral military relations an important stabilizing factor in bilateral relations.