At the Qingtongxia training ground in the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region of the People’s Republic of China (PRC), the closing ceremony of Sibu/Interaction 2021 joint exercise was held with the participation of units of the People’s Liberation Army of China (PLA) and the Russian military contingent from the Eastern Military districts.
The event was attended by the top leadership of the Chinese Armed Forces, the command of the joint headquarters of the exercise leadership, military personnel of the land forces and operational-tactical aviation of the two countries, as well as military personnel of the artillery, air defence and airborne troops of the PLA.
As a result of the strategic exercise, the most distinguished servicemen of the armies of the two countries were awarded medals.
Sibu/Interaction 2021 joint Russian-Chinese operational-strategic exercise is taking place on the territory of the People’s Republic of China in accordance with the previously reached agreements between the military departments of the two states.
The objectives of the combat training event are to strengthen the development of Russian-Chinese relations, comprehensive partnership and strategic interaction, build up the level of military cooperation and friendship between the armed forces of the two countries, demonstrate the determination and ability of Russia and China to fight terrorism, and jointly protect peace and stability in the region.
Armed Forces of the Russian Federation in the exercise are represented by units of one of the formations of the Eastern Military District. The total number of troops (forces) taking part in the joint exercise will be about 10 thousand people.