KUALA LUMPUR (Xinhua) – The opening of the joint table top exercise (TTX), named “Peace and Friendship 2014”, between the Malaysian Armed Forces (MAF) and Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) was held here Monday at the Malaysian Armed Forces Joint Warfare Centre.
This is the first time for the two sides to host the joint TTX.
During the exercise, the two sides will focus on subjects such as combined joint escort, combined joint search and rescue, combined joint rescue of hijacked vessel and humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HADR), etc.
The two sides will also communicate on the mechanisms and experiences on the involvement of military in the actions of HADR.
The exercise is expected to come to an end on Dec 26.
During the opening, the two sides agreed that this joint TTX is an important move to materialise the consensus reached by the high-ranks of the two armies and celebrate the 40th anniversary of diplomatic ties between the two countries.
It is also an important milestone for the friendly communication and pragmatic cooperation between the two sides, which is of great importance by the high-ranks of the two armies.