BEIJING, Nov. 9 (Xinhua) -- China and Russia on Tuesday vowed to further advance military ties amid Russian Defence Minister Anatoly Serdyukov visit to Beijing.
Serdyukov, on his one-day China tour, met separately with Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping, Vice Chairman of the Central Military Commission Guo Boxiong and Defense Minister Liang Guanglie.
In the meeting with Serdyukov, Xi, also Vice Chairman of the Central Military Commission, hoped the two militaries would increase their efforts to facilitate the China-Russia strategic partnership of coordination.
China attaches great importance to its relationship with Russia and will work with Russia to materialize the consensus reached by the two heads of state, said Xi.
Guo hailed the development of the China-Russia strategic partnership of coordination, highlighting their close high-level contact, deepening political mutual trust and cooperation on culture and energy as well as economy and trade.
Guo said the joint statement signed by Chinese President Hu Jintao and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev in September had set the direction for the development of bilateral ties.
Ties between the Chinese and Russian armed forces had developed soundly with fruitful cooperation, Guo said.
Serdyukov said he had "substantial discussions" with Chinese leaders and officials despite the short stay.
He hoped his visit would help promote the development of the relations between the Russian and Chinese armed forces.