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Vietnam, China hold joint anti-terror exercise

People's Daily Online

(Xinhua) 14:45, July 29, 2016

HANOI, July 29 -- Border guard command of Vietnam's northern Ha Giang province and border police detachment in China's southwest Yunnan Province's Wenshan have held a joint anti-terror exercise, local media reported on Friday.

The Thien Thanh 2016 (Tianqiang 2016) drill, with attendance of representatives from Vietnam's Ministry of Defense, Command of Border Guard, Ha Giang People's Committee, took place at Thanh Thuy International Border Gate in China-bordering Ha Giang province, some 220 km north of capital Hanoi, on Thursday, according to local Quan Doi Nhan Dan (People's Army) newspaper.

Thanks to good preparation, the drill was successful in set plans, scripts and intentions, representatives assessed.

The drill showed mutual trust between the two neighbors' armed forces and laid foundation for relevant authorities to build legal framework on law enforcement cooperation between border forces in response to emergency situation and coordination in dealing with cross-border cases, the newspaper reported.

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