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Russian president meets Chinese military leader on cooperation

2009-11-27 08:57 BJT

MOSCOW, Nov. 26 (Xinhua) -- Russian President Dmitry Medvedev met with Vice Chairman of China's Central Military Commission Guo Boxiong here on Thursday to discuss prospects for bilateral military cooperation.

Guo, during the meeting at the presidential residence, conveyed Chinese President Hu Jintao's regards to Medvedev.

This year marks the 60th anniversary of the establishment of China-Russia diplomatic ties, and the China-Russia strategic partnership of cooperation has developed in an all-around way, Guo said.

The Chinese and Russian heads of state met several times this year and reached broad consensus on efforts to deepen such a partnership, he added.

Currently, political mutual trust has been further enhanced and cooperation in various fields has yielded fruitful results, said Guo.

The two countries support each other on major issues concerning sovereignty and territorial integrity, maintain sound communication and coordination in dealing with international affairs, and make contributions to regional and world peace and stability, Guo said.

Thanks to the promotion of both leaders, the relationship between the two armed forces -- as an integral part of bilateral strategic partnership of cooperation -- has been continuously boosted and enriched in recent years, he noted.

Guo expressed China's willingness to advance comprehensive and multi-level exchanges and cooperation with Russia in a bid to push forward the China-Russia strategic partnership of cooperation and ensure global peace and joint development.

Medvedve, for his part, welcomed Guo's visit and sent greetings to his Chinese counterpart Hu.

The friendly ties between Russia and China have kept its momentum of continued development, he said, noting that both sides have maintained frequent high-level exchanges and cooperation in various areas has been strengthened.

Both countries cooperate with each other closely on international affairs and make due contribution toward international and regional security, said Medvedev.

Russia considers military cooperation with China as an important part of bilateral ties, and is willing to work with China to deepen the Russia-China strategic partnership of cooperation, he said.

Guo is leading a Chinese government delegation on a five-day visit to Russia, which started on Monday.

Editor: Jin Lin | Source: Xinhua