New Zealand, China Boost Defence Ties

Both countries consider maritime security to be vital.

New Zealand and China Decide to Boost Defence Ties

By Kalyan Kumar

New Zealand and China will work towards strengthening defence ties, reported 3 News. This is conveyed in a joint statement issued after a high-level meeting held in Wellington between the two sides.  The statement also mulls about enhanced cooperation in the South Pacific region.

At the meeting, Jonathan Coleman, defense minister of New Zealand, and Fan Changlong, vice chairman of the Central Military Commission in China, led the two sides.  The joint statement also mentioned that a team of senior defence officials from New Zealand would be visiting China in the later part of 2014.

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Source: au.ibtimes.com

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