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    A delegation of Russian airborne forces has arrived in Beijing to exchange skills and knowledge with their Chinese colleagues, a Russian Defense Ministry spokesperson said Tuesday.

    MOSCOW, May 27 (RIA Novosti) – A delegation of Russian airborne forces has arrived in Beijing to exchange skills and knowledge with their Chinese colleagues, a Russian Defense Ministry spokesperson said Tuesday.

    "During the visit, the Russian military delegation will familiarize itself with the training and resources facilities of the school of China's People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF)," said Yevgeny Meshkov, a representative of the ministry's press service.

    “For five days, the Russian delegates will exchange their experience in training airborne subdivisions of both countries,” he added

    The Russian and Chinese navies recently conducted large-scale joint drills, attended by both Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping earlier this month. The two presidents agreed to conduct joint military exercises next year to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the countries' victory in World War II.

    In recent years, Russia and China have been enjoying close cooperation in many spheres, including on military issues. Russia has been supplying China with weapons and hardware, such as Su-27 fighter jets, air defense systems and air defense missiles.

    Russian and Chinese ground forces are taking part in annual military drills to prepare cooperative responses in case of destabilization in Central Asia.

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