Maritime talks with US officials substantial and candid: China

China described talks with American military on maritime security last week in Hawaii as "substantial" & "candid".

Last Updated: Oct 17, 2010, 20:26 PM IST

Beijing: China, which resumed its defence exchanges with the US after a 10-month gap, on Sunday described the talks with American military on maritime security last week in Hawaii as "substantial" and "candid".

The two sides held annual consultations for two days this week under their Military Maritime Consultative Agreement (MMCA) mechanism, said a statement issued by the China`s Ministry of National Defense.

The two sides exchanged opinions on their maritime security situation since this year and solutions to maritime security concerns in a "substantial" and "candid" manner, it said.

They also reached agreement on the issues of next year`s MMCA working group meetings, it said. China resumed its defence exchanges with US after a 10-month gap following the American sale of USD 6.4 billion arms sales to Taiwan.

PTI