South Africa To Hold Military Drills With Russia, China

South African military has announced plans to hold military drills with Russia and China off its coast

South African military, on Thursday, confirmed plans to conduct a joint military drill with the Russian and Chinese navies off its coast in February.

The South African military confirmed in a statement “South Africa will host the Chinese and Russian Federation navies in a multilateral maritime exercise between February 17 and 27. In order to strengthen the already flourishing relations between South Africa, Russia and China.”

The statement said the drills being called “Operation Mosi,” will take place in the port cities of Durban and Richards Bay and involve 350 South African soldiers. The drills will run for 10 days from February 17 to 27.

The South African National Defense Force (SANDF) said the purpose of the drill is to share operational skills and knowledge. According to BBC, this will be the second time such a drill will take place, the first was in November 2019 in Cape Town.

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