China, Russia to increase defense cooperation

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December 8, 2017 – Fort Russ News – Paul Antonopoulos

MOSCOW, Russia – Russian Defense Minister, Sergey Shoigu, said at a meeting with Vice Chairman of China’s Central Military Commission Zhang Youxia that the Russian Defense Ministry wants to increase defense cooperation with China. 

“We intend to further develop relations between our defense ministries in all areas. I am confident that today’s meeting will help it,” Shoigu said.

Shoigu also reflected on other parts of relationship building between Russia and China.

“Highly confidential relations between the Russian and Chinese state leaders play a very important role in bilateral ties. Russian President Vladimir Putin participated as the main guest in the Belt and Road Forum that was held in Beijing in May, in July China’s President Xi Jinping visited Russia, and in November the leaders held substantial talks on the sidelines of the APEC summit in Da Nang,” the defense minister noted.

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