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China: Russian-Chinese military ties aid Eurasian 'peace and stability' - Shoigu01:33

China: Russian-Chinese military ties aid Eurasian 'peace and stability' - Shoigu

China, Beijing
November 23, 2016 at 13:13 GMT +00:00 · Published

Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said that military cooperation between Moscow and Beijing “contributes to peace and stability on the Eurasian continent and beyond." He was speaking in the Chinese capital on Wednesday at a meeting with his counterpart Chang Wanquan. Shoigu underlined that the cooperation “is not directed against other states, it does not pose a threat."

The Russian minister also noted that the leaders of the two countries had held "five meetings this year” during which “important decisions were made regarding the bilateral and international agenda including military and military-technical cooperation." He said that “our bilateral military and military-technical cooperation is focused on improving resilience to modern challenges and threats, primarily international terrorism."

The defence ministers were meeting after a session of the intergovernmental Commission of Russia and China on military-technical cooperation which took place earlier in the day. It is the third meeting between the two ministers since the beginning of the year, with the previous meetings having taken place in April and June.

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Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said that military cooperation between Moscow and Beijing “contributes to peace and stability on the Eurasian continent and beyond." He was speaking in the Chinese capital on Wednesday at a meeting with his counterpart Chang Wanquan. Shoigu underlined that the cooperation “is not directed against other states, it does not pose a threat."

The Russian minister also noted that the leaders of the two countries had held "five meetings this year” during which “important decisions were made regarding the bilateral and international agenda including military and military-technical cooperation." He said that “our bilateral military and military-technical cooperation is focused on improving resilience to modern challenges and threats, primarily international terrorism."

The defence ministers were meeting after a session of the intergovernmental Commission of Russia and China on military-technical cooperation which took place earlier in the day. It is the third meeting between the two ministers since the beginning of the year, with the previous meetings having taken place in April and June.

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