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SCO members to hold joint anti-terror exercise

Five member states of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) have agreed to hold a joint anti-terror exercise later in the year.

A memorandum on the agreement was signed by Chinese Defense Minister Cao Gangchuan with his counterparts Mukhtar Altynbayev of Kazakhstan, Esen Topoyev of Kyrgyzstan, Sergei Ivanov of Russia and Sherali Khairullaev of Tajikistan on the sidelines of the SCO summit held in Moscow on Thursday.

The ministers agreed to hold an anti-terror drill this fall, the first of its kind within the framework of the SCO.

Cao, who is also vice-chairman of the Central Military Commission and a state councilor, also met respectively with his counterparts of the SCO members.

Source: Xinhua News Agency

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