Progress made in talks on sale of Russia’s Su-35 fighter jets to China

Substantial progress has been made in talks on selling Russia’s advanced Sukhoi Su-35 fighter jets to China.

Substantial progress has been made in talks on selling Russia’s advanced Sukhoi Su-35 (NATO reporting name: Flanker-E) fighter jets to China, a spokesman for the Chinese Defense Ministry said on Thursday.

"The implementation of the deal for the purchase of Su-35 aircraft meets the interests of Russia and China. Thanks to the efforts of both countries, it can be said that considerable results have been reached by now," the spokesman said.

"We’ll continue developing military and technical cooperation based on equitable relations and mutual benefit," the spokesman for the Chinese Defense Ministry said.

Russian state hi-tech corporation Rostec CEO Sergei Chemezov earlier announced that Russia had signed a contract with China on the delivery of 24 Su-35 multifunctional fighter jets to China.

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