Moscow [Russia], Nov. 23 (ANI / Sputnik): Russia and China have stepped up joint military training at sea, in the air and on land during this year, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Tuesday.
Earlier today, he spoke with his Chinese counterpart, Wei Fenghe, by video conference.
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“Our armed forces interact on land, at sea and in the air. The number of operational and combat training events is increasing,” Shoigu said after the meeting in a statement from his ministry.
He mentioned joint activities such as a maritime patrol in the northwest Pacific Ocean and an aerial patrol of Russian strategic missile carriers and Chinese bombers over the waters of the seas of Japan and East China, that took place this year.
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The ministers summarized the results of combat training in 2021 and discussed plans for next year, the statement said. In particular, they received reports and proposals for future cooperation put forward by senior military officials from both countries.
Shoigu also described bilateral cooperation in terms of the coronavirus pandemic. (ANI / Sputnik)
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