Russia in talks with visiting , state media reported.called Thursday for stronger military ties with
“As the China and Russia develops, the relationship between the two militaries has also continued to become more consolidated and stronger,” Xinhua news agency quoted Hu as saying.between
With next year’s 60th anniversary of the establishment of bilateral relations approaching and economic relations between them at historic highs, the two nations should also advance ties in other areas, Hu said.
Chinese President Hu Jintao, seen here in November 2008, called Thursday for stronger military ties with Russia in talks with visiting Defence Minister Anatoly Serdyukov, state media reported.(AFP/File/Louisa Gouliamaki)
“I hope … to advance the China-Russian strategic partnership and the relationship between the two militaries from a new historical starting point to better and faster development toward the future,” he was quoted as saying.
Following talks between Serdyukov and Chinese Defence Minister , the two sides announced joint anti-terrorism for next year, the third joint exercises to be held between the armies of the two nations, Xinhua said.
The neighbours have also held joint anti-terrorism exercises with other Central Asian nations.
China’s ambitious military modernisation programme over the last two decades has been largely achieved through the purchase of advance Russian equipment, including, transport planes, warships and submarines.
Above: A Shenyang J-8IIF ‘Finback-B’ of China’s People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF)
Above: A Russian Kilo Class submarine like those exported to Iran and India….