Relations between Moscow and Beijing are entering a new era
Russian-Chinese military cooperation is an important link in relations between Moscow and Beijing, the strategic partnership between the two countries is entering a new phase of development, said Russian Defence Minister Army General Sergei Shoigu, speaking at a plenary meeting of the Beijing Xiangshan Forum.
He recalled that in July the first joint air patrol took place in the Asia-Pacific region, during which the pilots of Russia and China worked out their tasks together.
Last year, the Chinese military contingent participated in the "Vostok" maneuvers, and this year in the "Tsentr" strategic command and staff exercises.
As Sergei Shoigu noted, the Russian-Chinese exercise “Naval cooperation” is held annually, which enables the military of the two countries to exchange experience in combat training, planning and conducting exercises.
“This summer”, - said the Minister of Defence of Russia, - “China not only took an active part in the International Army Games, but also held four contests on its territory".
Taking this opportunity, Sergei Shoigu invited the countries present at the forum to take part next year in the International Army Games, ARMY International Military and Technical Forum and the Moscow Conference on International Security, held under the auspices of the Russian Ministry of Defence.
“We consider these measures an effective tool for creating favorable conditions for the interaction of the armies of our countries”, - said the Minister of Defence of Russia.