Gerasimov said at talks with the Chinese General Staff chief that constructive mutually beneficial relations between Russia and China are an important factor of international security and strengthening world stability. “We attach major importance to the development of military ties with China,” he said. “Russia highly assesses the level of the two defense agencies’ interaction, which is very important today,” Gerasimov added.
The General Staff chiefs also discussed regional security issues. “The region’s military-political situation is characterized by high dynamics and controversy of developments. On the one hand, the general interest towards new forms of political and economic interaction is growing, and on the other hand - political tension exists in the region,” Gerasimov said.
During the second meeting, the vice chairman of the Chinese Central Military Commission and the Russian General Staff chief shared their views on the military-political situation and exchanged views on approaches to the organization of combat training of the two countries’ armies.
The Chinese officials noted the importance of the Russian military delegation’s visit to China. “Russia is our reliable neighbor and partner. Our relations are profound,” Fang Fenghui said.