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Russia, China to hold joint counterterrorism exercises in 2007

Russia and China are planning joint counterterrorism training exercises in the spring of 2007, the Russian interior minister said Thursday. “We have made plans to conduct the exercises in spring 2007 in [Russia’s] Southern Federal District,” Rashid Nurgaliyev said. The exercises will involve special forces from China’s Public Security Ministry and Russia’s Interior Ministry, as well as the Russian Interior Ministry Forces. “We will develop skills for cooperation in accomplishing objectives to counter the threat of terrorism,” Nurgaliyev said, adding that the exercises would be large-scale. Full Story

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