Minister of Defence of the Russian Federation General of the Army Sergei Shoigu invited Vice Chairman of the Central Military Commission of China Senior General Xu Qiliang to discuss situation in Syria, Iraq and Libya in details.
He expressed his hope that topical issues of regional and international security would be discussed as well.
“I hope that today we will sum up the results of the previous year and define tasks for the next one. Unfortunately, the world has not become safer. New challenges and risks have appeared”, said General of the Army Sergei Shoigu.
According to him, this session is to allow to make new steps in the field of bilateral military and technical cooperation.
The head of the Russian military department noted that “relations of friendship and partnership” between the leaders of Russia and China “show that we have good and big prospects ahead”.
According to General of the Army Sergei Shoigu, results of sessions held between leaders of Russia and China in Beijing and Peru suggest that two countries are to work hard in the field of development of military and technical cooperation as well as ensuring security.
The Russian Defence Minister also expressed his hope that trip of Xu Qiliang around cities and enterprises of Russia was useful and it would promote military and technical cooperation of two countries as well as exchange of advanced armament technologies.
General of the Army Sergei Shoigu noted that number and volumes of Russia-China agreements on military and technical cooperation allows to move forward. It refers to the number of contracts and the volumes of acquired and supplied military hardware.