China’s People’s Liberation Army will send troops to Russia to participate in the “East-2022” drills.
The East-2022 is also called the Vostok-2022 and this was disclosed by the Chinese Ministry of Defense on Wednesday, according to CNN.
“China’s participation in the exercise is aimed at deepening practical and friendly cooperation with the armies of the participating countries,” the ministry added.
It further explained that the Asian giants’ participation would enhance the level of strategic cooperation among countries involved.
The exercise would further strengthen the ability to respond to various security threats, according to the defense ministry.
It, however, added that the exercise is unrelated to the current international and regional situation.
Other nations to join in the exercise are India, Belarus, Tajikistan, Mongolia and other countries.