China, Russia agree on military cooperation

Updated: 2014-11-06 09:27


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MOSCOW -- Senior Chinese and Russian military officials said on Wednesday that the two countries have reached agreements on a slew of important military cooperation projects during the 17th round of strategic consultation.

Many cooperation projects in critical areas were agreed upon during the current round of consultation, said Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Russia Valery Gerasimov while meeting with Wang Guanzhong, Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Chinese People's Liberation Army.

Gerasimov expressed the hope that the projects could help enhance mutual trust and substantial cooperation between the two militaries as military ties between Russia and China are a crucial part of strategic cooperation between the two countries.

Speaking on the same occasion, Wang said that the two militaries have implemented the consensus reached by the heads of state of the two countries and witnessed fruitful cooperation in various fields through deepened pragmatic exchanges in recent years.

As the year 2015 marks the 70th anniversary of the victory of the world's anti-Fascist War and will be an important year for the China-Russia military cooperation, China is willing to work with Russia on the implementation of major military cooperation projects to push forward the comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership between the two countries, said Wang.

During the 17th round of strategic consultation, the two sides discussed the current international and regional security situations, regional hot issues as well as the relationship between the two militaries and reached important consensus on major cooperation projects of the next year and the future.

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