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News ID: 44657
Publish Date: 18:57 - 26 December 2019
TEHRAN, Dec 26_China says it is to dispatch a guided-missile destroyer to the joint naval drills with Iran and Russia -- which are to be held to hone the trio’s maritime security and anti-piracy prowess, but are also interpreted as a show of their close alliance.

China to send guided-missile destroyer to joint drills with Iran, RussiaTEHRAN, Young Journalists Club(YJC)-Defense Ministry spokesman Wu Qian announced the plan for sending the Xining vessel into the maneuvers at a monthly news briefing in Beijing on Thursday, AFP reported.

The "Marine Security Belt," as the event is codenamed, is to begin in the Indian Ocean and the Gulf of Oman on Friday and will last until Monday.

The exercises are meant to deepen cooperation between the countries' navies, Wu added.

On Wednesday, Brigadier General Abolfazl Shekarchi, the spokesman for Iranian Armed Forces, said the event was meant to promote the security of international trade in the strategic regions, adding that sharing experience in maritime rescue operations was also to be pursued in the maneuvers.

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china ، russia ، iran
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