In China announced a meeting with the head of the Pentagon

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The defense Ministry of China said that Beijing expected the visit of the Pentagon chief James Mattis on June 26-28.

The Minister of defense Mattis 2 June announced plans to visit China on an official visit «later this month».

«At the invitation of state Councilor, defense Minister of China Wei Feng, the Minister of defense from 26 to 28 June visit to China. The country’s leadership and armed forces of China will hold a meeting with him,» — said in a published statement.

It is reported that the two sides will exchange views on bilateral relations and issues of mutual interest.

«The development of a healthy and stable military relations conforms to the common interests of both countries, as well as the General expectations of the international community», — stated in the message.

It is noted that the Chinese side attaches high importance to developing relations with the US military and hopes to work together with the U.S. side to make relations between the armed forces an important factor in bilateral relations.