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NEWS | Dec. 21, 2023

Readout of Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. CQ Brown, Jr.’s Video Teleconference with People’s Liberation Army of China Chief of the Joint Staff Department Gen. Liu Zhenli

Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Public Affairs

Joint Staff Spokesperson Navy Capt. Jereal Dorsey provided the following readout:

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. CQ Brown, Jr., spoke with People’s Liberation Army of China Chief of the Joint Staff Department Gen. Liu Zhenli by video teleconference today. This was the first time the leaders spoke since Gen. Brown became Chairman.

Gen. Brown discussed the importance of working together to responsibly manage competition, avoid miscalculations, and maintain open and direct lines of communication. Gen. Brown reiterated the importance of the People’s Liberation Army engaging in substantive dialogue to reduce the likelihood of misunderstandings.

The two military leaders discussed a number of global and regional security issues.

Gen. Brown reaffirmed the importance of holding the bilateral Defense Policy Coordination Talks, holding Military Maritime Consultative Agreement talks, and opening lines of communication between the Commander of United States Indo-Pacific Command and the commanders of the PLA Eastern and Southern Theater Commands.

The Chairman regularly communicates with Chiefs of Defense across the world and remains open to constructive dialogue with the PRC.

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