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South Africa to conduct military exercises with Russia, China

The armed forces of South Africa, Russia, and China have all announced plans to conduct coordinated military drills off its coast next month.

The armed forces of South Africa, Russia, and China have all announced plans to conduct coordinated military drills off its coast next month.

From February 17th to the 27th, military exercises will be held in Durban and Richards Bay.

According to the SANDF (South African National Defence Force), the goal is to facilitate the exchange of operational expertise.

South Africa remained neutral throughout Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, along with some other African nations.

Earlier this month, the country took over as chairman of the BRICS group of nations, which includes Brazil, Russia, India, and China.

This will be the second time the military has held a drill of this nature. The inaugural event took place in November 2019.

More than three hundred and fifty members of the South African National Defense Force (SANDF) will participate in the drill this year, SANDF announced.

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