Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Security: China and Kazakhstan to hold joint anti-terrorism exercise

China and Kazakhstan are to begin their first joint anti-terrorism exercise on Thursday, aiming to strengthen co-operation between their respective law enforcement agencies, the Ministry of Public Security announced yesterday.

The three-day exercise named "Tianshan I" will be conducted in Southeast Kazakhstan's Almaty Province and Yining in Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.

It is the first joint anti-terrorism exercise between law-enforcement departments of the two neighbouring countries, which are both members of the Shanghai Co-operation Organization (SCO), the ministry said.