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China Says Military Delegation Visited Maldives, Sri Lanka, and Nepal

Maldives Minister of Defense Mohamed Ghassan Maumoon met with Major General Zhang Baoqun, Deputy Director of the Office for International Military Cooperation of the People's Republic of China, on March 4, 2024. Image via @MoDmv.

A Chinese military delegation recently visited the Maldives, Sri Lanka, and Nepal to discuss further cooperation in defense issues, Beijing said on Wednesday.

China is seeking to build closer ties in South Asia to counter its strategic rival, India, for influence.

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