US and China discuss maritime security, North Korea

December 11, 2010 02:25

US Undersecretary of Defense Michele Flournoy on Friday met with Chinese military officials for talks that included North Korea, maritime security and Iran, reported Reuters.

"This meeting was part of a restart of US-China military to military relationship, which is a very important one," Flournoy was quoted by Reuters as telling reporters."I won't say we agreed on every issue. Where we did differ, we had a very candid and frank and productive exchange of views," Flournoy said of talks.

The officials discussed common military interests and "getting North Korea back on a path demonstrating its willingness to denuclearize," Flournoy said.

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