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China is to step up personnel training and humanitarian assistance to president Bashar al Assad’s Syrian government, state media reported on Thursday, in a signal of growing concern in Beijing about the course of Syria’s civil war.
Rear Admiral Guan Youfei, who heads China‘s office for international military cooperation, met Lt. General Fahd Jassem al-Frejj, the Syrian defence minister, in Damascus earlier this week, the Xinhua news agency said.
The Chinese military is “willing to strengthen cooperation with its Syrian counterparts,” the agency quoted the defence ministry as saying.
“They reached consensus on improving personnel training, and the Chinese military offering humanitarian aid to Syria,” the Xinhua report said of the Damascus meeting.
Xinhua said Adm. Guan also met Lt. General Sergei Chvarkov, the Russian general in charge of the reconciliation centre Russia set up earlier this year to monitor a short-lived ceasefire between the government and rebel groups.
The Russian defence ministry was not immediately available for comment. Russia entered the war in Syria on Assad’s side in September 2015.
China shares Russia’s view that Assad remains the legitimate ruler of Syria and has joined Moscow in blocking resolutions critical of his regime at the United Nations Security Council, but has not followed its lead in deploying combat forces to the country.
However, the Global Times, a paper published by the ruling Communist Party, said advisors are already on the ground in Syria to train regime forces in the use of Chinese-bought weapons including sniper rifles, rocket launchers, and machine guns.
China’s support for Assad is motivated by hostility to uprisings against autocratic regimes and long running concern about the spread of militant Islam in its predominantly Muslim western provinces.