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Chief of the General Staff of Russian Armed Forces arrives in Beijing

August 27, 2014, 9:14 UTC+3 BEIJING
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BEIJING, August 27. /ITAR-TASS/. Chief of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces, General Valery Gerasimov has arrived in Beijing on Wednesday.

In the Chinese capital he will hold a number of bilateral meetings and attend a conference of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) countries’ officials, Russian Defense Ministry’s press service told ITAR-TASS.

During the working visit, Gerasimov plans talks with Colonel General Fang Fenghui, Chief of the General Staff of the People’s Liberation Army of China, and Colonel General Fan Changlong, Deputy Chairman of the Central Military Council of the People’s Republic of China. “The sides will discuss the state of and prospects for the bilateral military-technical cooperation development and exchange views on military-political situation in the world and region,” the ministry said.

Gerasimov will also attend a meeting of the General Staff Chiefs of the SCO member states on August 28.

On August 29, the SCO military delegations will watch the final stage of the Peace Mission 2014 joint antiterrorist manoeuvres.

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