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According to the statement made by the Russian Ministry of Defense, Shoigu congratulated Li Shangfu, who was appointed as the Ministry of Defense of China, and General Cang Youshia and General Hi Veydong of the People’s Liberation Army of China, who were appointed as the vice-chairmen of the Central Military Commission of China, by sending a telegram.
In the congratulatory messages, which stated that Russia and China have a common border and history, the following statements were included:
“Russia and China are old friends and partners. The common border and history and long-standing friendship have firmly bound our peoples and countries together. Bilateral relations have reached an unprecedented high level and have become firm supporters of global stability in conditions of heightened geopolitical tensions in the world.”
Shoigu expressed his hope that the cooperation between the two countries in the field of military-technical technology will continue to develop.