Thursday, November 3, 2016

China and Saudi Arabia hold anti-terror drills

DAILY SABAH - OCT 28, 2016

Special forces from China and Saudi Arabia have held their first joint anti-terrorism drills, state media reported on Thursday, China's latest effort to expand security ties with countries in the Middle East and its Muslim neighbours.  China says its companies and citizens face a growing threat from terrorism as its global footprint expands, and the government has been getting more involved diplomatically in trouble spots in areas such as the Middle East.  President Xi Jinping visited Saudi Arabia early this year, vowing to expand security cooperation and oppose terrorism.  Twenty-five people from each side took part in training over two weeks from Oct. 10 focused on anti-terrorism combat skills and tactics near China's southwestern city of Chongqing, the People's Liberation Army Daily said.