Hagel Thanks China
Hagel Thanks China’s
President for Frank Talks With Leaders
Washington D.C. – (AFPS)
– April 9, 2014 – Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel met in Beijing today with
Chinese President Xi Jinping.
Hagel expressed his appreciation for the visit to China and
for the chance to build toward a new model of military-to-military relations,
Brent Colburn, the secretary’s assistant for public affairs, said in a statement
summarizing the meeting. He also thanked President Xi for the deep and candid
conversations he has had with China's leadership, Colburn added.
“The two leaders affirmed the need for continued dialogue
between the two nations, building off of the foundation laid out in earlier
conversations between Presidents Obama and Xi,” he said.
Hagel also discussed with Xi the continuing cooperation by
China and the United States with the international community to achieve a
complete, verifiable, irreversible denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula in
the face of the growing threat posed by North Korean nuclear and missile
developments, Colburn said.
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