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Marine forces of China, Thailand hold joint training

(Xinhua)

08:44, May 14, 2012

ZHANJIANG, May 11 (Xinhua) -- Marine forces of China and Thailand started joint military training here in Zhanjiang in south China's Guangdong province on Friday.

China and Thailand respectively sent teams of 372 members and 126 members to participate in the training, codenamed Blue Commando-2012.

The training, focusing on anti-terrorism, consists of field survival training and other drills, as well as seminars.

Deputy Commander of the Chinese Navy Xu Hongmeng and Royal Thai Marines commander Pongsak Puriroj attended the opening ceremony of the joint training, and they said they expected the training to improve mutual understanding of the two forces.

The training is the second of its kind by the two navies' marine forces since 2010.

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