Pak-China to participate in joint anti-terror exercise

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Islamabad, July 2 (ANI): A special contingent of the Pakistan army would be taking part in a joint anti-terror exercise with the Chinese military.

Special forces from both countries including the Chinese Air Force, as well as senior military commanders, will join the week-long exercises dubbed Friendship, a statement issued by the Pakistan Army stated.

President Asif Ali Zardari is to visit China from July 6 to 11 for talks with President Hu Jintao and Prime Minister Wen Jiabao.

The Sino-Pakistan relationship has seen greater commitments in the recent past with Beijing defending its nuclear cooperation with Islamabad despite Washington's apprehensions.

China had offered to build two new nuclear reactors in Pakistan's Punjab provinces' Chasma region, which already houses a couple of nuclear power houses. (ANI)

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