Moscow- In a televised meeting, Russian President Vladimir Putin and China’s Gen. Zhang Youxia underscored their commitment to strengthening defense collaboration, with a particular focus on military satellites and advanced defense technologies. This development signifies a growing partnership in the defense sector between the two nations.
At the start of their meeting, Putin highlighted the significance of forging closer military bonds, putting a strong emphasis on high-tech domains. He stressed that their collaboration should encompass space-related endeavors, such as high-orbit assets, and the development of innovative weapons systems designed to safeguard the strategic security of both Russia and the People’s Republic of China. However, specific details were not provided in his remarks.
Notably, Putin clarified that their collaboration does not involve creating military alliances like that of the Cold War era. Instead, he sees their partnership as a substantial contributor to global stability.
It’s worth mentioning that Russia has been sharing advanced military technologies with China in the past, which have significantly enhanced China’s defense capabilities. This cooperation underlines the growing bond between the two nations.
In a remarkable statement from last year, Beijing declared an unwavering “no-limits” friendship with Russia. China has also been vocal in opposing Western sanctions against Moscow and has accused NATO and the United States of provoking Russia’s military actions in Ukraine. Despite these developments, China has sought to position itself as a neutral party in the Ukrainian conflict.