Chinese military leaders visit Syria to train Syrian troops

Xinhua News Agency, Damascus, August 15 (Reporter Che Hongliang) Syrian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Lieutenant General Flaj met with Major General Guan Youfei, the director of the Office of International Military Cooperation, who is visiting Syria, in Damascus on the afternoon of the 14th.

Flager said that China has thousands of years of history and civilization. Since 1978, the Chinese government has led the people to work hard and achieved remarkable results in the fields of science and technology and the military. Syria-China friendship has a long history and the two sides have maintained close coordination on international issues. Syria supports China s position on the South China Sea issue and thanks the Chinese government and the army for their help. Syria is willing to work with China to promote the continuous development of relations between the two armed forces.

Tong Guan Youfei said that this year marks the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Syria, and the two sides have been helping each other for a long time. China has always played an active role in the political settlement of the Syrian issue and supports the maintenance of Syrian independence. The Sino-Syrian military relations are traditionally friendly. The Chinese army is willing to continue to strengthen exchanges and cooperation with the Syrian army.

The two sides reached consensus on strengthening personnel training and providing humanitarian assistance to Syria by the Chinese military.

On the morning of the 15th, Guan Youfei and Lieutenant General Chivalkov, Director of the Russian Reconciliation Center in Syria, exchanged views on issues of common concern in Damascus.

Britain Reuters commented that there does not appear to be any interest in military involvement in Syria, but they praised Russia s role in the Syrian war.

China has its own security concerns about violence in the region.

For example, many of the terrorists who joined the East Turkistan terrorist organization eventually came to Syria and Iraq to join the local terrorist forces, and they came to Syria illegally through Southeast Asia and Turkey.

The picture shows that recently, Syrian government forces continued fighting fiercely with a number of opposition forces in the important northern city of Aleppo.

News News of China s military assistance to Syria has been circulating as early as last year, but it has not been confirmed.

In 2015, the Lebanese news website Al-Masdar Al-Arabi stated that an officer of the Syrian Army said in an interview that Chinese military advisers may arrive soon. At the time, news reports said that China might send a dozen military advisers to Russia to pull Kakia s military base to help. However, this report has not been confirmed.

Some NGO websites operating in Syria have mentioned that during the recent civil war in Syria, China provided a considerable amount of medical material support to the Syrian government forces, which has largely helped the government forces maintain morale and reduce casualties. However, these reports have not been confirmed by other reliable reports.

Syrian Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Mu alim and his party visited China on December 23, 2015. Some analysts said that this meant that the peace talks between representatives of the Syrian government and the opposition to promote the political settlement of the Syrian issue would begin in Beijing.

Beijing is making the latest efforts to find an end to this conflict in the Middle East and does not rule out the possibility that China will contribute to resolving the Syrian crisis. International opinion highly values ​​China s latest diplomatic efforts in the Middle East. US State Department spokesman Kirby also welcomed China s constructive efforts to advance the political process in the Middle East. The security and stability of the Middle East directly affect China s strategic concept of the Belt and Road , said Yin Ye, a researcher at the Institute of West Asian and African Studies of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. Efforts are being made in the peace process and in the reconstruction of the Iraqi state.

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