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Readout of Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Dunford's Call with China's Chief of the Joint Staff Department Gen. Li Zuocheng

WASHINGTON--Joint Staff Spokesperson Col. Patrick S. Ryder provided the following readout:


Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, Jr. spoke with Gen. Li Zuocheng, China's Chief of the Joint Staff Department, by video teleconference today. The conversation focused on issues of mutual interest, to include the Joint Strategic Dialogue Mechanism, and built on the discussions initiated by the U.S. and Chinese presidents during their meeting in Beijing last year. The JSDM, which was established Aug. 15, 2017, is focused on improving crisis communication and reducing the risk of misunderstanding between the U.S. and Chinese militaries. The conversation was not focused on North Korea or any other state or non-state actor.

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