Chief of the General Staff Department of China’s People’s Liberation Army General Fang Fenghui , visited Australia this week to conduct the Defence Strategic Dialogue, co-hosted for Australia by the Chief of the Defence Force, Air Chief Marshal Mark Binskin AC, and the Secretary of the Department of Defence, Mr Dennis Richardson AO.
This year marks the 18th year of the annual Dialogue, demonstrating that the bilateral defence relationship is robust, and an important aspect of the broader relationship.
The annual dialogue offers the leadership of the Australian Defence Organisation and China’s Peoples’ Liberation Army the opportunity to engage in open and frank discussion on issues of common concern and to discuss a forward program of bilateral defence engagement activities.
While visiting Canberra, General Fang also met with the Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Marise Payne, to discuss the bilateral defence relationship.
General Fang also visited Headquarters Joint Operations Command where he met with Commander Joint Operations, Vice Admiral David Johnston AM, RAN, and toured the facility.
General Fang visited Australia from 30 November to 1 December.
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