Xu Qiliang meets with ROK Army chief of staff

BEIJING, March 22 (Xinhua) -- Xu Qiliang, vice chairman of the Central Military Commission, said on Friday that the Chinese military was willing to strengthen pragmatic exchanges and cooperation with the Republic of Korea (ROK) in various fields to help the development of bilateral relations.

Xu made the remarks when meeting with visiting Chief of Staff of the ROK Army Kim Yong-woo.

The two sides should maintain high-level exchanges and properly handle relevant sensitive issues, Xu said.

He noted that in face of complex international and regional situations, the two sides should look to the world and be future-oriented, meet each other half way and forge ahead together in order to inherit friendship and write a new history.

Kim said the ROK side was willing to work together with China to comprehensively implement the important consensus reached between leaders of the two countries and deepen pragmatic cooperation in all fields.

The two armies should enhance exchanges at all levels and in all areas, and strengthen communication and coordination to contribute to the development of relations between the two countries, Kim said.