Hayashi and Kao also agreed to cooperate in an Asean-proposed regional cooperation initiative, dubbed the Asean Outlook on the Indo-Pacific.
He also noted that even though the Cold War had ended, there were still geopolitical tensions in the world that he feared could lead to armed exchanges.
The textile-linked industries are a linchpin of many ASEAN economies and operate in highly competitive markets, an official said.
He said, Asean is a necessary condition but strategic challenges mean that smaller groupings can help complement its central architecture.
It is the first publicly reported visit by a military official from China, a major ally and arms supplier of the junta, since the coup.
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