China-Russia military cooperation deepens to maintain international security: spokesperson
A Chinese defense ministry spokesperson said on Thursday that the Chinese military is willing to work with its Russian counterpart to further strengthen strategic communication and cooperation to maintain international and regional security and stability.
Senior Colonel Tan Kefei, spokesman for the Ministry of National Defense, made the remarks at a regular press conference.
Under the strategic guidance of the two heads of state, the strategic communication and practical cooperation between the two militaries have in recent years been brought to a new level and made new progress, Tan said.
Noting China-Russia ties are not similar to the military and political alliance during the Cold War, Tan said it is based on the principles of non-alliance, non-confrontation and non-targeting of third parties.
The Chinese military is willing to work with its Russian counterpart to further strengthen strategic communication and coordination, regularly organize joint maritime and air patrols and joint exercises and training, strengthen exchanges and cooperation between the two militaries and further deepen military mutual trust, Tan said.
The two militaries will jointly implement the China-proposed Global Security Initiative and safeguard international fairness and justice to further maintain international and regional security and stability and serve the building of a community with a shared future for mankind.
(Cover: Tan Kefei, the spokesperson of the Ministry of National Defense, holds a regular press conference in Beijing, China, March 30, 2023. /Website of China's Ministry of National Defense)