BEIJING, Jan. 28 (Xinhua) -- Defense Minister Liang Guanglie on Monday expressed support for Brunei regarding its holding rotating presidency of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in 2013.
Liang made the remarks while meeting with Dato Paduka Seri Haji Aminuddin Ihsan, major general of the Royal Brunei Armed Forces.
Liang said China and ASEAN enjoy important common interests in the region, and is ready to give full support for Brunei regarding its holding ASEAN rotating presidency in 2013.
Liang said China hopes to make joint efforts with ASEAN countries to increase mutual trust and make contributions to regional peace, stability and prosperity.
Aminuddin said his country's military attaches great importance to developing relations with the Chinese military and will continue to strengthen communication and cooperation between the two sides.
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