Sibu/Interaction 2021 exercise not aimed against third countries


This was announced during the talks between the heads of the military departments of Russia and China by the Minister of Defence of the People’s Republic of China, Colonel-General Wei Fenghe.

During the talks between the Minister of Defence of the Russian Federation, General of the Army Sergei Shoigu, with the head of the Chinese defence department, the Minister of Defence of China, Colonel General Wei Fenghe, stated that Sibu/Interaction 2021 Russian-Chinese exercise were not aimed against third countries.

“Today we saw together the practical actions of the troops at the Sibu/Interaction 2021 exercise.  Together, the two sides achieved complete success,” said the Head of the Chinese Military Department.

According to him, the past exercise is of great importance: “This is the first joint exercise organized in China after the outbreak of the pandemic.  And the first Chinese operational and strategic maneuvers with the participation of Russian military personnel,” Colonel General Wei Fenghe emphasized.

“Against the backdrop of tremendous changes and a pandemic, the exercises reflect the continued support between China and Russia and show a high level of development of inter-army ties.  These exercise is not aimed against third countries, but at increasing the ability to jointly respond to risks and challenges,” continued Wei Fenghe.

He noted that during the exercise, a unified control information system was practiced for the first time.  Wei Fenghe said that all these successes are evidence of the high level of combat readiness of the two armies, the ability of the Armed Forces of Russia and China to perform anti-terrorist operations efficiently.

According to him, “the success of the exercises indicates that China and Russia are quite capable of jointly maintaining peace and stability in the region.”


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