Russian defense minister to visit U.S. military exchanges between the two countries to restart
China news agency, Washington, September 15 (Reporter De Yongjian) – first visit five years the United States, Russian Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov 15, breath and the United States Defense Secretary Robert Gates talked about five hours. After the signing of two cooperation agreements in the long interruption Russian military exchanges declared “restart.”
as two in the “Cold War” era of long-term hostile countries, U.S. and Russian military exchanges always cold, even in 2008 the U.S. publicly accused the Russian “invasion” Grew Virginia and fell to the bottom. 5 years, Gates only in March 2008 before the outbreak of military conflict in the Russian grid visited Russia, and Russian Defense Minister since 2005, and then not set foot in the United States.
five years as the first visit of the Russian defense minister, Anatoly Serdyukov 15, Gates met with a rare five hours long talk, the two signed a Memorandum of Understanding, including military relations, including a number of agreements, Gates is more to do after the “landlord of friendship”, invited Serdyukov in the Potomac River near the Pentagon boating dinner.
communique after the meeting according to Gates and Serdyukov confirmed that Russia faces the same threats and challenges, defense cooperation are the cornerstone of a broader relationship; future US-Russian defense minister to hold a summit every year at least meetings, exchanges between the two military officials will also be more frequent.
In addition, the United States and Russia will set up a defense working group to coordinate the defense deal with numerous issues, including military reform and restructuring, defense and national security policy elements, military transparency and confidence-building measures and regional and global security issues and so on.
the Pentagon under the U.S. Department of Defense news agency quoted officials as saying, Gates and Serdyukov also agreed to resume bilateral military exercises and joint training, effective immediately, three Russian soldiers will go to the U.S. military in Germany of a military academy for training.
2009 年 Obama became president, the US-Russian relations began to rebound, and it gets gradually warming military ties between the two countries. In April, Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev signed in Prague aims to reduce the nuclear inventory of new nuclear disarmament treaty, Russia is the issue of sanctions against Iran provided support for the United States.
June of this year, Obama and Medvedev summit held in Washington, both United States and Russia will further confirm the future of the economy, to strengthen cooperation in areas ranging from terrorism. Two months later, the military in Alaska, USA between the two countries held joint exercises hijacking first time in history, to jointly strengthen the capacity of the two air defense system.