Russia and China implemented military contracts worth $3 billion for 2016 TASS 12811161

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Russia and China implemented military contracts worth $3 billion for 2016.
Russia and China implemented military contracts worth three billion dollars this year, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said at a meeting with Chairman of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) Yu Zhengsheng.
     
Russia and China implemented military contracts worth three billion dollars this year, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said at a meeting with Chairman of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) Yu Zhengsheng. President of the People's Republic of China Xi Jinping (R) and Vladimir Putin President of Russia (L).
     
"We achieved major success in the military and technical cooperation area. We have reached the level of around $3 billion per year in performing various contracts. All of them are implemented as part of mutually beneficial military and technical cooperation," Shoigu said.

Yu Zhengsheng said the 21st session of the Russian-Chinese intergovernmental commission on military and technical cooperation was successful. "The sides achieved major agreements and signed a range of documents and deals. I congratulate you on this," he said.

"I have heard that the Russian defense minister attaches great importance to developing military and technical cooperation with China and makes huge personal efforts here. I also highly appreciate this," Yu Zhengsheng added.

Russia will supply first four Su-35 jets to China by the end of this year in accordance with the contract signed last year. Moscow and Beijing signed a contract last year on delivery of 24 Su-35 jets to China worth at least $2 billion.

China has also signed a contract with Russia for the procurement of four to six Russian-made S-400 Triumph (NATO reporting name: SA-21 Growler) missile defense systems.
     
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