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Defense chief welcomes resumption of military communications with China: Pentagon


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Published November 17,2023


US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin welcomed the resumption of military-to-military communications with China, a Pentagon spokesperson mentioned on Thursday.

“President (Joe) Biden and President Xi (Jinping) committed to the resumption of high level military-to-military communication,” mentioned Deputy Press Secretary Sabrina Singh at a news briefing.

“Additionally, the US and the PRC agreed to resuming telephone conversations between their theater commanders. Secretary Austin welcomes this announcement and will meet with his counterpart when that person is named,” she added.

Her remarks got here a day after Biden introduced that Washington and Beijing are resuming military-to-military communications, which paves the way in which for “clear and open” communication between the protection institutions to keep away from miscalculations by both facet and forestall battle.

“As Secretary Austin has said, maintaining open lines of communications between two militaries is essential to avoid misunderstandings and miscalculations that could lead to a crisis or conflict,” Singh added.

After assembly with Xi for the primary time in a 12 months, Biden on Wednesday mentioned he held “constructive and productive” talks with Xi in San Francisco, California on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Conference summit.

Biden additionally introduced that the US and China will restart cooperation in opposition to the unlawful drug commerce, and get their consultants collectively to debate the dangers of synthetic intelligence.

Source: www.anews.com.tr

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