IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Readout of Deputy Secretary of Defense Bob Work's Meeting with Lt. Gen. Wang Guanzhong, Deputy Chief of the General Staff, People's Liberation Army


Deputy Secretary of Defense Spokesperson Lt. Cmdr. Courtney Hillson provided the following readout:

Deputy Secretary of Defense Bob Work met today with Lt. Gen. Wang Guanzhong, Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) at the Pentagon.

The two noted the constructive spirit of yesterday's U.S.-China Defense Consultative Talks and the inaugural round of the U.S. Joint Staff - PLA General Staff Strategy Talks. The Deputy Secretary emphasized the importance of sustained and substantive dialogue and concrete and practical cooperation to develop the bilateral military-to-military relationship. The two leaders discussed common security challenges in Asia and globally.