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South Africa, China and Russia to Conduct Joint Naval Exercises

File image of the South African navy hosts a welcoming ceremony for frigate Weifang of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy in Cape Town, South Africa, Nov. 24, 2019.

Russia, China and South Africa will conduct trilateral naval exercises in South African waters from 17-24 February.

The three navies conducted similar exercises in 2019, and China-Russia exercises took place in the East China Sea in December. The exercises will include force protection and air defense exercises.

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