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BEIJING, November 23. /TASS/. Russia and China have implemented contracts worth $3 billion in the sphere of military and technical cooperation over the year, Russian Defense Minister Army General Sergei Shoigu said on Friday.
The Russian defense minister made this statement at a meeting with Chairman of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference Yu Zhengsheng
"We achieved major success in the sphere of military and technical cooperation. We have reached the level of around $3 billion per year in performing various contracts. All of them are implemented as part of mutually beneficial military and technical cooperation," Shoigu said.
Yu Zhengsheng said the 21st session of the Russian-Chinese intergovernmental commission on military and technical cooperation was successful. "The sides achieved major agreements and signed a range of documents and deals. I congratulate you on this," he said.
"I have heard that the Russian defense minister attaches great importance to developing military and technical cooperation with China and makes huge personal efforts here. I also highly appreciate this," Yu Zhengsheng added
The Chinese official also congratulated the Russian defense minister with his successful visit to China.