Russian defense minister Igor Rodionov will pay an official visit to China on April 14-18, military sources in Moscow said yesterday. Rodionov’s itinerary includes meetings with Gen. Liu Huaqing, deputy chairman of China’s Central Military Council, and with Chinese Communist party leader and president, Jiang Zemin. (Itar-Tass, April 10) In an interview with the Xinhua news agency on April 9, Rodionov called for greater cooperation between the militaries of the two countries. Jiang Zemin will visit Moscow on April 22-26.
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