` Shanghai Cooperation Organisation have held ` Consultations in Beijing ' over ` Peace Mission 2014 ' Exercises'

#AceWorldNews – MOSCOW – March 31 – Peace Mission 2014 anti-terrorist exercises will be conducted in China in late August, Russia’s military official has said.

“Military delegations of member-states of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) have held consultations in Beijing over the Peace Mission 2014 exercises.

The delegations agreed to hold the manoeuvres at the Zhurihe training ground, Inner Mongolia at the end of August,” spokesman to the Eastern Military District, Lieutenant-Colonel Aleksander Gordeyev told Itar-Tass on Monday.

The exercises will involve over 600 servicemen of the motor-rifle unit and over 100 pieces of hardware.
The third round of consultations over the Peace Mission exercises will be held at the end of May or the beginning of June.

According to (KAZWORLD) – KAZPRAVDA – June 27 2013 – The defence ministers approved a cooperation Plan for 2014-2015 and discussed the issues of organization and holding of joint anti-terror military exercise “Peace Mission” in 2014 in China.

Following the meeting, a joint communique was signed.

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` China looking to help ` Tajikistan ‘ Strengthen their ` Defence Capacity ‘ including Military Technical Assistance ‘

#AceWorldNews – DUSHANBE – March 31 – China is satisfied with the level of bilateral cooperation in all spheres, including military and military-technical and guarantees assistance to Tajikistan in the strengthening of its defence capacity,” Chinese Defence Minister Chang Wanquan said.

He said China would supply military uniforms and help in the training of military personnel, adding that this would involve “hundreds of millions of dollars”.

The Chinese side also gave high marks to Tajikistan’s presidency of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), which brings together China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.

President Emomali Rakhmon, for his part, referred to China as “a good neighbour, a devoted friend and trustworthy partner”.

The Tajik leader praised cooperation of the two countries in the fight against drug expansion and other global challenges and threats.

TASS – Russian Media and News

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` Shanghai Cooperation Organisation will ensure ` Security and Counter Threat of Terrorism ‘ after NATO leaves Afghanistan ‘

#AceWorldNews – TASHKENT – March 28 – Member-states of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) will ensure security and counter the threat of terrorism after the NATO-led coalition leaves Afghanistan,

Russia’s Federal Security Service deputy director Sergei Smirnov has said- Tass.

“There is a danger that the withdrawal of coalition troops from Afghanistan will weaken the regime, including counterintelligence.

Terrorist groups and terrorists have to penetrate into SCO countries,” Sergei Smirnov said on Friday.

“We’re planning to monitor the situation in the border area and inside Afghanistan,” he said – Tass

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