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U.S. Department of Defense
Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs)
News Release

  No. 952-12
IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 06, 2012

Readout of Vice Chief of Naval Operations Meeting with Chinese Admiral

Vice Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mark Ferguson, met today with Vice Commander-in Chief, People's Liberation Army (Navy) Vice Adm. Zhang Yongyi at the Pentagon.

Ferguson and Zhang discussed U.S.-China military to military relations, counter piracy efforts in the Gulf of Aden, the upcoming Rim of the Pacific exercise (RIMPAC 2014), and future opportunities to work and train together.

"I enjoyed the opportunity to meet today with Adm. Zhang, and I believe our discussion helped foster better understanding and awareness between our two navies. I am grateful for both Adm. Zhang's time and his candor," said Ferguson. "There remains much work to do, but I am convinced that the leaders of both navies remain committed to that effort."

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