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Vice Chief of Naval Operations Meets with Chinese Admiral

Navy News Service

Story Number: NNS121206-02

From Department of Defense

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- 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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