China welcomes US Defense Secretary's visit this year

Updated: 2016-06-08 03:52


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BEIJING -- China welcomes US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter's visit this year, according to an outcome list of the annual China-US high-level dialogue.

"Defense Secretary Carter is expecting the China tour," said the document issued as the eighth China-US Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED) concluded here Tuesday.

The Chinese and US militaries agreed to hold a joint exercise focusing on humanitarian rescue and disaster relief in China this year. The Chinese side will take part in the RIMPAC-2016 joint exercise, the document said.

On the situation on the Korean Peninsula, the two sides called on all parties concerned to make joint efforts and take necessary actions to create conditions for the resumption of the Six-Party Talks at an early date.