Russian Vice Premier and Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov met
visiting Chief of the General Staff of the Chinese People's
Liberation Army Liang Guanglie in Moscow on Tuesday.
"Russia wishes to enhance exchange and cooperation between the
two armies, which accords with the long-term interest of the two
countries and beneficial to regional stability and world peace,"
Ivanov said at the meeting.
Liang believes that the China-Russia relations are better than
ever. He said China also hopes to push the cooperation between the
They discussed further deepening of the political dialogue and
cooperation between Russia and China both on a bilateral basis and
within the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) on security in
the Central Asian and Asia-Pacific regions.
The two officials also touched on questions of mounting an
anti-terrorist exercise within the SCO in the Russian territory in
Earlier in the day, Liang held talks with his Russian
counterpart Yuri Baluyevsky. The two military leaders examined
prospects for military cooperation, including deliveries of Russian
military materiel and weapons as well as training of military
personnel for the Chinese armed forces at higher educational
establishments of the Russian Defense Ministry.
Liang arrived in Moscow on Monday on a two-day visit to Russia
at the invitation of Baluyevsky.
(Xinhua News Agency May 24, 2006)