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China, Russia pledge to further military cooperation
High-ranking military officials from China and Russia held talks
here Friday, pledging to further step up bilateral military cooperation
between the two countries.
During an official visit to Moscow, Guo Boxiong, Vice Chairman
of China's Central Military Commission, met with Russian Defense
Minister Anatoly Serdyukov on bilateral military relations.
Guo noted that this year marks the 10th anniversary of the signing
of the China-Russia Treaty of Good-Neighborliness, Friendship
and Cooperation, adding that the China-Russia comprehensive strategic
cooperative partnership have maintained the momentum of a robust
He stressed that Chinese President Hu Jintao's successful visit
to Russia in June and the consensus reached by both countries'
leaders during Hu's visit have determined the future direction
of the development of bilateral ties and laid solid political
foundations for the further promotion of military relations between
the two countries.
Under the current complicated and changeable international situation,
the strengthening of pragmatic military exchanges and cooperation
between the two sides is of great significance, Guo said.
He added that China have been always seeing military relations
with Russia a priority in its foreign military contacts and is
willing to endeavor with the Russian side to actively implement
the consensus reached by Chinese and Russian leaders, boost bilateral
military cooperation in all fields, and push the relations between
the two armies to a new high.
Serdyukov extended warm welcome to Guo and recalled his visit
to China in last November. He said bilateral ties between Russia
and China have achieved unprecedented development and there are
still huge potentials in bilateral cooperation.
Serdyukov said Russia will work together with China to further
promote bilateral military relations.
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