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WEEK IN REVIEW: Russian Military Frigate Docked in Cape Town, on the Way to Controversial Joint Military Exercises With China and South Africa

File image of a Chinese warship docked in Cape Town that took part in the 2018 first Operation Mosi naval exercises with the South African and Russian navies. Image via Xinhua.

A Russian military frigate has docked in South Africa’s Cape Town harbor, on the way to controversial joint military exercises with China and South Africa. Operation Mosi will take place off the coast of Durban from February 17 to 27. (FRANCE24)

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi will arrive in Beijing on Tuesday for a three-day official visit that will include a meeting with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping. Iran is looking to bolster ties with China amid growing concerns Beijing is prioritizing its relations with Tehran’s Persian Gulf rivals UAE and Saudi Arabia. (XINHUA)

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