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Chinese PLA Military Good-Will Delegation pays a friendly visit to New Zealand

      From July 12 to 15, the Military Good-Will Delegation from the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) led by General Wei Liang, Political Commissar of the Southern Theatre Command, paid a highly successful visit to New Zealand.

      During the visit, General Wei Liang held friendly talks with the Chief of the New Zealand Defence Force Lieutenant General Tim Keating, Vice Chief of the Defence Force Air Vice-Marshal Kevin Short and Deputy Secretary of Defence Tony Lynch. The two sides noted that since the establishment of diplomatic ties 45 years ago, bilateral relations have progressed well, achieving many 'firsts'. Bilateral military relations have also maintained a good momentum of development. Strengthening cooperation between the two militaries will make further contributions to safeguarding peace and stability in the Asia-Pacific region and the world at large. This visit of the Chinese military delegation has further advanced friendship between the two militaries, which will promote exchanges and cooperation in the future.

During the visit, General Wei Liang and the delegation also visited the New Zealand military academies.

China's Ambassador to New ZealandWang Lutong, participated in all the official meetings and talks. 


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