Qi Jianguo, deputy chief of general staff of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA), and Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, visiting deputy defense minister of Indonesia, held the 5th Defense and Security Discussion between the Defense Ministries of China and Indonesia on the afternoon of January 10, 2013 in Beijing.
The two sides had an in-depth exchange of views on the regional security, the relations between the two countries and the two militaries as well as the issues of common concern, spoke positively of the exchanges and cooperation between the two militaries and jointly declared that the two sides will set up naval dialogue mechanism.
Qi Jianguo said that in recent years, the two militaries have carried out constant high-level mutual visits, operated discussion mechanism well and further deepened their strategic mutual trust. The Chinese side is willing to continuously deepen the relations between the two militaries, strengthen the friendly exchange and cooperation and jointly safeguard regional peace and stability with the Indonesian side.
Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin said that Indonesia attaches high importance to developing the strategic partnership with China and is willing to strengthen the friendly cooperation with China in the defense field.
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