KULYAB, Tajikistan, Sept. 23 (Xinhua) -- Tajik Defense Minister Sherali
Khairullaev said on Saturday that the successful Tajik-Chinese military
exercises were the fruit of the mutual trust between the two countries.
In the face of increasing cross-border actions by international terrorist
groups, armed forces of all countries and coordination organizations should
strengthen mutual trust in their cooperation and exchanges in order to sharpen
their fighting capacity to combat terrorist attacks, the Tajik minister told
Chinese and Tajik reporters.
Speaking highly of the performance of the Chinese troops in the joint
exercises, the minister expressed the hope that the military forces of the two
countries would have increased cooperation in the anti-terror and
non-traditional security areas in the future.
The minister made the remarks as more than 300 Tajik troops from the
artillery, infantry and airborne divisions, as well as a reinforced company of
more than 150 Chinese troops wrapped up a two-day exercise, code-named
The mountain warfare exercises, which were held under a memorandum signed
by the Tajik and Chinese defense ministers in Beijing in April, are designed to
enhance the two sides' mutual trust and cooperative ties as well as to maintain
regional security and stability.