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Putin and China’s Defence Minister’s Pledge for a Military Partnership

Li met Putin on Sunday in his first ever international trip as a foreign minister

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Hrishita Chatterjee
Hrishita Chatterjee
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CHINA: China’s defence minister Li Shangfu and Russian President Vladimir Putin, after meeting in Moscow over the weekend, have pledged to strengthen the military bases of both Russia and China. 

Li, who met Putin on Sunday in his first ever international trip as a minister, placed himself strategically to overcome all tribulations and closely communicate and cooperate with the “no limits” alliance. 

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A senior official in Kyiv stated that a greater number of Chinese and Russian weapons components are being discovered by the Ukrainian forces in Ukraine, despite China’s disregard for having sent military components to Russia at any point. Beijing providing military equipment to Moscow is not even ratified by both NATO and the United States. 

This meeting was also attended by Sergei Shoigu, the Russian defence minister. Friendly handshakes were exchanged in the meeting, as shown in record footage. 

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Putin mentioned, “We are working actively through our military departments, regularly exchange useful information, work together in the field of military-technical cooperation, and hold joint exercises.” 

These activities involving ground, naval, and air forces have already taken place in the Far East and in Europe. Putin highlights, “Undoubtedly, this is another crucial area that strengthens the extremely trusting, strategic nature of our relations.” 

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Li reported, “China is willing to work with Russia to make new contributions to the maintenance of world and regional security and stability,” adding, “This is my first overseas visit since taking over as China’s defence minister.” “I specifically chose Russia for this in order to emphasise the special nature and strategic importance of our bilateral ties.” 

Li’s stay in Russia will last till April 19 and follows after Chinese President Xi Jingping’s visit to Moscow last month. Ukraine’s wartime conflicts were deemed fit to be ended by both Xi and Putin in the meeting. 

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