BEIJING, Nov. 21 (Xinhuanet) -- President Hu Jintao has met the visiting Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu at the Great Hall of the People.
President Hu said the military relations between the two countries has achieved unprecedented development over the past 10 years. The two sides have supported each other on major issues of core interests such as sovereignty, security and territorial integrity and coordinated closely on international and regional affairs.
Hu Jintao says China stands ready to work with Russia to implement the development goals of bilateral relations and cooperation projects in key areas, and maintain the development of military ties. Shoigu congratulated China on the success of its 18th Party Congress. He says the development of the comprehensive strategic partnership has benefited the two peoples and is conducive to the peace and stability of the region and the world at large. He says Russia is willing to strengthen trust between the two militaries and deepen cooperation.