Beijing, Nov 23: Chi attaches great importance to military cooperation with Russia and is ready to strengthen bilateral strategic mutual trust, an official said on Wednesday. Top political advisor Yu Zhengsheng, chairman of the tiol Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, made the remarks when meeting with Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu in Beijing, Xinhua news agency reported. This year is the 15th anniversary of the Chi-Russia Treaty of Good-Neighbourliness and Friendly Cooperation and the 20th anniversary of the Chi-Russia strategic partnership of coordition.
Chi-Russia ties are at their best in history, said Yu, adding that the partnership not only benefits the two peoples, but meets the needs of safeguarding regiol and world peace and promoting intertiol justice. He called on the two countries to boost all-round cooperation and jointly work for world peace, stability and development.
Shoigu said strengthening the strategic partnership of coordition with Chi is a priority of Russia’s foreign policy. The close contact between leaders of the two countries have guaranteed the high-level cooperation between the two countries and the two armed forces, he said. Russia will actively advance exchanges and cooperation with the Chinese armed forces in accordance with the consensus reached by the two leaders, he added. (IANS)