US, China take part in Pakistan naval drills
ISLAMABAD: The United States and China began naval drills in the Arabian Sea with Pakistan and other countries on Thursday, the Pakistani navy said, in a show of strength against terrorism and piracy.
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#3 Mar 9, 2013
Third Pak-China Joint Exercise begins
YOUYI-III (Friendship) Third Joint Exercise between Special Forces of Pak-China was opened by Chief of General Staff Pakistan Army, General Khalid Shameem Wynne in an impressive ceremony held here on Saturday. The 11 days Pak-China Counter Terrorism Training Exercise will be conducted in three phases between the mix combat teams of Special Forces from both sides, said a press release.Lanzhou Land Military Commander PLA, Lieutenant General Wang Guosheng speaking on the occasion said that the Joint Exercise will be another feather in security cooperation field between the two countries.
He appreciated the professionalism and success of Special Forces of Pakistan in the recent operations in fight against terrorism.
He lauded the commitment and determination of Pakistan Armed Forces to eliminate the terrorism in all forms.
He further added that both sides will learn from each other’s rich experiences, which will be helpful in any future counter terrorism operation.
Lieutenant General Khalid Shameem Wynne said, the present exercise is a testimony from both sides to defeat extremism and terrorism from our region.
Pakistan, he said greatly values our time tested ties with PLA and people of China, which is a vital ingredient for regional security. He appreciated the high professional standard of PLA termed it as best Army in the world.
Earlier the national anthems of both the countries were played and flags hoisted. Display of weapons from both sides was appreciated by all the participants. Senior Military Commander Brigadier Li Fu Hua briefed the visitors about the Joint Exercise at Field Command Post. The ceremony was concluded with the slogan of “Long Live Pakistan China Friendship”.
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