China expects NATO to contribute more to peace

China would like to see NATO work as an active contributor to regional and world peace and stability.

Deputy Chief of the Joint Staff Department of China’s Central Military Commission Admiral Sun Jianguo made the remarks when meeting with Chairman of the NATO Military Committee Petr Pavel.

Admiral Sun Jianguo on Saturday met with Petr Pavel on the sidelines of the 15th Shangri-La Dialogue.

Sun said China and the Chinese military attach great importance to the relations with NATO.

The Chinese admiral made a four-point proposal on future military exchanges between China and NATO.

He suggested maintaining policy dialogue, enhancing personnel exchanges, strengthening multilateral cooperation as well as stepping up cooperation in unconventional security areas.

Pavel said NATO is willing to conduct communications and dialogue with China, and holds positive attitudes toward the proposal made by China.

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