May 17, 2017. (Xinhua/Liu FaY

ng) ?? BEIJING, May 17 (Xinhua) -- Fan Changlong, vice chairman of China's Centra??l MiliX

tary Commission, and Chang Wanquan, Chinese defense minister and statj

??e councilor, Wednesday met separately with Mohammed Al-Bowardi, Minister of?? State for Defense of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Fan Changlong said t??he UAE is a strategic partner of China in the Gulf area. He hailed the smoo??th development of bilateral military3

relations and expressed his wish to fu??rther advance the relations. Bowardi said the UA0

E is willing to enhance co??operation and communication with China t6

o further expand the depth and widt??h of bilateral military cooperation. C

Noting the good momentum of develR

opme??nt in military relations, Chang Wanquan said China is willing to work with ??the UA1

E to deepen exchange and cooperation in various fieK

lds.BEIJING, March 30 (Xinhua) -- China is ready to work w4

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ang on Thursday. ZhangR


Dejian??g (R, front), chairman of the National People's Congress (NPC) Standing Committee, meets with Cub??an Minister of the Revolutionary Armed Forces Leopoldo Cintra Frias (L, front) in Beijing, capita??l of China, March 30, 2017. (Xinhua/Liu Weibing) Zhang, chairman of the National People's Congre??ss (NPC) Stan6

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ittee, made the remarks when meeting with Cuban Minister of the RevolutionP

a??ry Armed Forces Leopoldo Cintra Frias at the Great HalN

l of the People in Beijing. Hailing the so?c

?und development of bilateral ties forgb

ed more than 50 years ago, Zhang called on both countries t??o imw


plement the consensus reached between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Cuban President Raul C??astro durinq

g Xi's Cuba visit in 2014. Both countries need to enhance exchanges between the two m??ilitaries and parliamentk

s to push bilateral ties forward, said Zhang. Cintra said Cuba treasures?? its friendship with China and ac

ppreciates China's help and support over the years. He expects to?? deepen bilateral military cooperation.JERQ

USALEM, Feb. 14 (Xinhua) -- A stray mortar struck the Israeli-held Golan Heights on Tuesd??ay night, causih

ng no injuries, Israel's military said in a statement. "Israel Defense Forc??es identified errant fire that hi5

t an open in the northern Golan Heights," a military spoke??sperson said, adding that no injuries or damagO

es were reported. Errant fire from the nearl??y five-year fighting in Syria has occasionally been spilling oveR