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Five SEA nations, China to hold joint military exercise

BEIJING (ANN/CHINA DAILY) – The Chinese military will hold a joint exercise with Cambodian, Lao, Malaysian, Thai, and Vietnamese forces in south China’s Guangdong province in mid-to-late November, the Ministry of National Defense said Sunday.

Two amphibious assault ships of the PLA Navy take part in an exercise in 2022. PHOTO: VCG via ANN/CHINA DAILY

Themed on countering terrorism and maintaining maritime safety, the exercise will organise joint and live anti-terrorism and anti-piracy drills, according to the ministry.

The aim is to help participants enhance their urban anti-terrorism, maritime anti-terrorism, and anti-piracy capabilities, and deepen military mutual trust and cooperation to safeguard regional peace and stability, the ministry said.