China, Malaysia vow deeper military cooperation

China and Malaysia have pledged to deepen military cooperation, the official press agency of the People’s Republic of China Xinhua reported October 15. This is after Vice-chairman of China’s Central Military Commission Fan Changlong had a meeting with Malaysian Defense Minister Hishammuddin Hussein Thursday afternoon.

“Fan said China attaches great importance to military-to-military ties with Malaysia and stands ready to work with Malaysia to keep high-level visits, enhance pragmatic cooperation and strengthen coordination in international and regional affairs,” Xinhua reported.

The report added that the Malaysian Defense Minister expressed that Malaysia is willing to make joint efforts with China to deepen security cooperation, handle with challenges together, to promote communication and cooperation between the two militaries.