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Chinese armed forces arrive in Malaysia for joint military exercise

PORT KLANG, Malaysia, Sept. 17 (Xinhua) — Chinese navy fleets arrived here on Thursday for a military exercise jointly held by China and Malaysia.

The drill, coded "Peace and Friendship 2015," is conducted according to consensus reached between high-level military leaders of the two countries.

It includes exercises for joint escort, joint search and rescue, hijacked vessel rescue, weapons use, humanitarian rescue and disaster relief.

So far, Chinese armed forces participating in the mission have all successfully reached the exercising area.

The Chinese navy fleets left a port in Sanya in south China’s Hainan Province on Sept. 12.

The medical team for humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations arrived in Malaysia’s Subang Airport on Wednesday by Chinese military aircraft.

The engineering team arrived on September 7 and has started the joint exercise with the Malaysian side according to plan.

It is the first joint drill between the two armed forces and also the largest bilateral military exercise between China and a country from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.



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