Ministry of Defense: China and Russia will hold joint military exercises in the sea and airspace near Qingdao

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Ministry of Defense: China and Russia will hold joint military exercises in the sea and airspace near Qingdao

2019-04-25 21:30:14 39 ℃

The original title: Ministry of National Defense: China and Russia will hold the joint naval exercise

of "Maritime Joint-2019". According to the consensus reached between China and Russia, the navies of China and Russia will hold the joint military exercise code named "Maritime Joint-2019" in the sea and airspace near Qingdao, Shandong Province, China from April 29 to May 4. The topic of this joint maritime exercise is "Joint Maritime Defense Action". China and Russia have dispatched 2 submarines, 13 surface vessels, 7 fixed-wing aircraft, 4 helicopters and 80 Marines to perform the exercises. The exercises are divided into three stages: preparation for joint operations, implementation of joint maritime operations and conclusion. The joint exercise aims to consolidate and develop Russia's comprehensive strategic partnership of cooperation, deepen friendly and pragmatic cooperation between the two armies, and enhance the ability of the navies of the two countries to jointly respond to threats to maritime security. The exercises were not aimed at third parties. Under the strategic guidance of Chairman Xi and President Putin, the military relations between China and Russia have continued to operate at a high level, constantly enriching the new era and security connotations of the comprehensive strategic partnership of cooperation between the two countries, and continuously providing positive energy for maintaining world peace and regional stability. This year, the two armies will continue to promote exchanges and cooperation in various fields and deepen cooperation in high-level exchanges, practical training and international military competitions.

Responsible Editor: Fu Haitao