Russia-China Military Exercise:
Progress in Military Relations
(RIA Novosti) — The forthcoming Russia-China military exercise
denotes progress in bilateral military relations, said Yuri Baluyevsky,
chief of the General Staff of the Russian armed forces. "I
am pleased to be making my first official visit to this country,
to friends with whom we are linked by partner relations,"
he said in Beijing airport.
He has come
to China with "major powers delegated [to me] by the defense
minister," the general said. "We have things to discuss
and offer to our Chinese colleagues in military-technological
cooperation and other spheres."
believes that the exercise, preparations for which he is to discuss
in Beijing, will denote "progress in the two countries’ relations
in the military sphere."
military exercise in the history of Russia-China relations is
to be held in China in autumn 2005.