Friday, October 01, 2010

China, Thailand to hold third joint anti-terrorism training 2010-09-28 19:21:30

BEIJING, Sept. 28 (Xinhua) -- Chinese and Thai special forces will hold a joint anti-terrorism training in October in a southern China city, said a statement from China's Defense Ministry on Tuesday.

The drill, code-named "Strike-2010", will take place in Guilin of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region from Oct. 6 to 20, said the statement.

This is the third time for armies of the two countries to hold such anti-terror training since 2007. The two militaries held similar trainings in 2007 and 2008 in China's Guangdong Province and Thailand's Chiang Mai Province respectively.

Each country will send 60 members for the two-week-long training.

"The drill is aimed to boost traditional friendship, promote pragmatic exchanges and cooperation between the two militaries and increase the capability for the special forces to provide security for major activities so as to contribute to safeguarding peace and stability in the region," said the statement.

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