Russia and China approved of a roadmap on Tuesday that aims to improve the military relationship between the two countries, the Associated Press reported.
Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and Chinese Minister of National Defense Wei Fenghe met on a video call to discuss the partnership. The two countries “expressed a shared interest in stepping up strategic military exercises and joint patrols,” according to the Russian Defense Ministry.
“China and Russia have been strategic partners for many years,” Shoigu said. “Today, in conditions of increasing geopolitical turbulence and growing conflict potential in various parts of the world, the development of our interaction is especially relevant.”