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In the run-up to the major G20 meeting to be held on September 4th and 5th in in Hangzhou, China has made a major public announcement about its role in the Syrian conflict.
On Sunday August 15th, 2016 in Damascus, the Syrian defense minister Fahd Jassem al-Freij held a meeting with the head of the Office of International Military Cooperation of the Central Military Commission (CMC) of the PRC, Rear Admiral Guan Youfei.
An agreement has been reached in relation to the Syrian conflict. China’s military will significantly increase its role in the Syrian conflict, by upgrading the role of special advisers and adding military trainers for the Syrian personnel, and increasing their numbers.
China will also begin to directly supply the Syrian Arab Army with material needs, and also increase its humanitarian assistance. Presently, hundreds of Chinese military advisers are involved in the Syrian conflict.