Russia, Chinese Strategic Rocket Forces Could have "Exchanges" under New Cooperation

  • Defensemirror.com Bureau
  • 11:54 AM, April 19, 2023
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As part of agreements reached during Chinese and Russian defense ministers meeting in Moscow on Tuesday, more military services could start to have exchanges, like strategic rocket forces.

Zhang Hong, an associate research fellow at the Institute of Russian, Eastern European and Central Asian Studies of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, told this to government-owned Global Times on Tuesday.

“Russia previously announced that it is helping China developing a missile early warning system,” Zhang said.

During the above mentioned meetings, Chinese State Councilor and Minister of National Defense Li Shangfu and Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu agreed to “firmly support each other in terms of protecting either countries’ core interests.”

During the talks, Li and Shoigu reiterated that they will firmly support each other when it comes to safeguarding the two countries' respective core interests, first and foremost those concerning sovereignty, territorial integrity, security and development, and resolutely oppose external forces interfering in internal affairs.

Shoigu said in an official statement that the two countries are coordinating their actions in preparing joint sea and air patrols, military exercises both on a bilateral basis and in multilateral formats.

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