December 10, 2022

Russian Defense Ministry:’ Meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation council:’

Russian Defense Ministry

…The contours of a new multipolar world order are taking shape today, the transition to which opens up new opportunities for joint countering modern threats, Russian Defenсe Minister Army General Sergei Shoigu said after a meeting of defence ministers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization and the Commonwealth of Independent States.

◽Sergei Shoigu said that Russia is committed to building a just world order based on international law, multilateralism, mutual respect and equal and indivisible security.

The meeting of the defence ministers of the SCO member states and the CIS member states was held in Moscow, with the Minister of Defence of the People’s Republic of China, Colonel General Wei Fenghe, speaking at the meeting via video-conferencing.  The defence ministers discussed international and regional security as well as further strengthening of defence and security cooperation.

Russian Defence Minister Army General Sergey Shoigu discussed international security issues with Brigadier General Aziz Nasirzadeh, First Deputy Chief of General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran, on the margins of a bilateral working meeting on the margins of the meeting of the defence ministers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation and the Commonwealth of Independent States member states in Moscow.

💬 ‘Today’s meeting was very useful. The topics we discussed are urgent for ensuring security in our regions today. I listened very carefully to your presentation, very informative and constructive,’ Sergei Shoigu said. 

◽️ In turn, Aziz Nasirzadeh thanked for the opportunity of the bilateral meeting. “For the Iranian government, the country’s spiritual leader, president and military officials, relations with Russia are very important,” he stressed.

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