According to the Ministry of Defence, the signing of Agreements in 1996 and 1997 was the result of consistent development of relations of good-neighborliness, mutual trust and cooperation between China and Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia and Tajikistan.
"The arrangements were the first real steps towards confidence-building measures and reduction of the military component in relations between the States Parties and China. These Agreements were the basis for the creation in 2001 of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization", the message reads.
The seminar is attended by the delegations from China, Russia, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. During the seminar the participants will exchange views and experience in implementing Agreements, discuss practical issues of mutual inspection and advices activities.