Malaysian Defence Minister Hishammuddin Hussein (R) and Vice Chairman of the Central Military Commission of China Xu Qiliang. (Photo: Bernama)

Kuala Lumpur (VNA) – Malaysia and China are planning to establish a high-level committee with the participation of their defence ministers to discuss all aspects in bilateral defence cooperation.

Malaysian Defence Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said after a meeting with Vice Chairman of the Central Military Commission of China Xu Qiliang on March 29 that the committee would be co-chaired by himself and his Chinese counterpart Chang Wanquan.

It will touch on all aspects in bilateral defence relations, he said, expressing his hope that the agreement on the establishment of the committee will be inked soon.

According to Hussein, during the meeting with Xu, the two sides discussed issues related to geopolitics and regional security threats, including the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, East Sea, and IS matters.

They agreed to set up working groups, including those in charge of military cooperation, defence industry, education and training, and strategic issues.-VNA