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Panetta visited the Headquarters of North Sea Fleet

2012-09-21 01:11:55 GMT2012-09-21 09:11:55(Beijing Time)  SINA.com

U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta visited the Headquarters of China's North Sea Fleet, and toured Chinese naval vessels.(Photo/Xinhua)

U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta visited the Headquarters of China's North Sea Fleet, and toured Chinese naval vessels.(Photo/Xinhua)

U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta visited the Headquarters of China's North Sea Fleet, and toured Chinese naval vessels.(Photo/Xinhua)

U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta visited the Headquarters of China's North Sea Fleet, and toured Chinese naval vessels.(Photo/Xinhua)

U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta visited the Headquarters of China's North Sea Fleet, and toured Chinese naval vessels after arriving in Qingdao from Beijing Thursday morning.

He said during the visit that he was impressed by the arrangements of the Chinese, calling for more exchange and cooperation between the two navies in a bid to increase mutual trust and understanding.

Panetta left the east China city of Qingdao Thursday afternoon, concluding his first trip to China as the Pentagon chief.

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