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Published on : Jun 12, 2015

Ash Carter, the U.S. Defense Secretary  met a top Chinese general on Thursday and rehashed a U.S. requirement to stop to land recovery in the South China Sea, while focusing on that the Pentagon stayed focused on extending military contacts with China. 

In a conference with General Fan Changlong, the China's powerful Central Military Commission’s deputy head, Carter focused on his dedication to adding to a supported and substantive China- U.S. military-to-military relationship, as put by Pentagon.

It said this would be taking into account a mutual yearning to develop collaboration in regions including humanitarian help, calamity reaction, peacekeeping, counter-piracy, and constructive management of contrasts. 

Carter additionally reaffirmed his dedication to achieve a consensus by September on an update of comprehension went for decreasing the danger of accidents when the two nations' air craft work in close proximity, the announcement said. 

Fan's visit to the Pentagon was a piece of a week-long trip to the United States, which will incorporate a meeting with Susan Rice, the U.S. National Security Adviser, on Friday, at the White House. Recently, Fan went to the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan and U.S. military bases.

The deputy chief of mission, in Washington, at the Chinese embassy, stated on Wednesday that Fan's trip was targeted for setting up the path for a visit by Xi Jinping, the Chinese President, in September. 

China dissented to the United States a month ago after a U.S. spy plane with a TV crew on board flew near to artificial islands which China has been constructing in the South China Sea. 

The requirement for an understanding on air operations was indicated a year ago when the Pentagon blamed a Chinese fighter pilot for leading a dangerous intercept pertaining to a U.S. Navy patrol plane through flying a couple of yards from the U.S. performing acrobatic maneuvers and jet  surrounding it.