First visit Chinese military delegation Bosnia Herzegovina since its national independence 0110132

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Defence & Security News - Bosnia and Herzegovina

 
 
Tuesday, October 1, 2013 09:46 AM
 
First visit of Chinese military delegation in Bosnia and Herzegovina since its national independence.
Lt. Gen. Wang Guanzhong, deputy chief of general staff of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA), who was paying an official visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina, met with Maj. Gen. Ante Jelec, chief of joint staff of the Armed Forces of Bosnia and Herzegovina, on September 27, 2013. Jelec extended his warm welcome to Wang Guanzhong and his party for their visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina. He said that this was the first visit a senior military delegation of the Chinese PLA has ever paid to Bosnia and Herzegovina since Bosnia and Herzegovina gained its national independence in 1992.
     
Lt. Gen. Wang Guanzhong, deputy chief of general staff of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA), who was paying an official visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina, met with Maj. Gen. Ante Jelec, chief of joint staff of the Armed Forces of Bosnia and Herzegovina, on September 27, 2013.
Maj. Gen. Ante Jelec, chief of joint staff of the Armed Forces of Bosnia and Herzegovina

     

Jelec told his Chinese guests that he believed that the visit would play a historically important role in development of the relations between the two countries and the two militaries as well as bilateral exchanges and cooperation in the future. Bosnia and Herzegovina will always be a sincere friend of the Chinese people and the Chinese military, Jelec said.

Wang Guanzhong said that there is no fundamental conflict of interests but only friendship and cooperation between China and Bosnia and Herzegovina. China respects Bosnia and Herzegovina’s sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity, and also respects the development road independently chosen by the Bosnia and Herzegovina people according to the reality. No matter how the international and domestic situations fluctuate, the two sides will respect and trust each other, so as to constantly push forward the relations between the two countries and the two militaries to a new high.

On that day, Wang Guanzhong held a working meeting with Ms Marina Pendes, deputy minister of defense of Bosnia and Herzegovina. They had an in-depth exchange of views on further maintaining and developing friendly exchanges and cooperation between the two militaries in the new historical period as well as other issues of common concern.

Dong Chunfeng, Chinese ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Ci Guowei, deputy director-general of the Foreign Affairs Office of the Ministry of National Defense of the People’s Republic of China, attended the above activities.

The PLA senior military delegation headed by Wang Guanzhong arrived in Sarajevo, capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, to start the official visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina on September 26. During their stay in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Gen. Wang and his party visited military academies and troop units of the Armed Forces of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The delegation wrapped up its visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina and left for China on September 28.

 

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