China, Russia to boost military cooperation

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Beijing, Dec 21 (IANS) Chinese State Councillor and Minister of National Defence Wei Fenghe has met Deputy Defence Minister of Russia and Chief of Main Directorate for Political-Military Affairs of the Russian Armed Forces Andrey Kartapolov in Beijing.

The meeting took place on Thursday. Wei spoke highly of recent exchanges and cooperation between the two militaries, Xinhua news agency reported.

“China is willing to work jointly with Russia, taking the opportunity of the 70th anniversary of diplomatic ties between the two countries next year to resolutely implement the consensus reached by the two heads of states and promote the two sides’ military cooperation to continuously score new achievements,” Wei said.

Kartapolov said Russia would strengthen cooperation with China in the military and other fields, and keep pushing the relationship between the two countries and their militaries to a new level.

–IANS

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