MOSCOW, Aug. 30 (Xinhua) -- Senior Chinese military officer Li Zuocheng and Russian defense officials have discussed strengthening strategic coordination between the two militaries and safeguarding regional and global security in Moscow.
Li, member of the Central Military Commission (CMC) and chief of staff of the CMC Joint Staff Department, met Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu on Thursday and Russian Chief of General Staff Valery Gerasimov on Monday.
The two sides discussed implementation of the consensuses reached between Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin.
At the fifth meeting of chiefs of staff of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) members on Tuesday, Li noted the current challenges of a Cold War mindset, regional anti-terrorism and geopolitical problems.
China upholds the common, comprehensive, cooperative and sustainable security concept, Li said, adding that China always preserves global peace, contributes to global development and maintains international order.
Li suggested SCO members adhere to the Shanghai Spirit, guard against penetration of external forces, keep internal solidarity, while creating new areas of cooperation.
The Shanghai Spirit features mutual trust, mutual benefit, equality, consultation, respect for diverse civilizations and pursuit of common development.
Participants of the meeting observed "Peace Mission-2018" SCO joint anti-terrorist drills in Russia's Chelyabinsk on Wednesday.