MOSCOW, April 3. /TASS/. The Chinese delegation has arrived to the seventh Moscow International Security Conference to show the US the close ties between Russia and China and express their common position on international issues, said General Wei Fenghe, Chinese Minister of National Defense, at Tuesday’s meeting with Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu.
He thanked the Russian minister for the warm welcome that the delegation received in Moscow and said that this is his first international visit as a minister of national defense. According to Wei Fenghe, the visit was coordinated with China’s President Xi Jinping.
"I am visiting Russia as a new defense minister of China to show the world a high level of development of our bilateral relations and firm determination of our Armed Forces to strengthen strategic cooperation," the Chinese defense minister stressed.
"Second, to support the Russian side in organizing the Moscow International Security Conference the Chinese side has come to show Americans the close ties between the Armed Forces of China and Russia, especially in this situation. We’ve come to support you," Wei Fenghe said.
"The Chinese side is ready to express with the Russian side our common concerns and common position on important international problems at international venues as well," he concluded.
The seventh Moscow International Security Conference will be held on April 4-5.