China, Saudi Arabia to hold "Blue Sword-2023" joint naval special operations training in October

China Military Online
Lin Congyi
2023-09-28 17:49:34

BEIJING, Sept.28 -- "Based on the international military cooperation plan and the consensus reached by the two sides, China and Saudi Arabia will hold 'Blue Sword-2023' joint naval special operations training in Zhanjiang, south China's Guangdong province, in October," said Senior Colonel Wu Qian, spokesperson for China's Ministry of National Defense, at a regular press on Thursday.

According to the spokesperson, the joint training will focus on the overseas maritime counter-terrorism operations and cover such subjects as sniping tactic, boat driving, fast roping, and joint rescue. This is the second time that the Chinese and Saudi Arabian navies have held such joint training, aiming to deepen the pragmatic and friendly cooperation between the two militaries and improve the troops' real-combat training level.

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