South Africa set to host People’s Liberation Army Navy exercise in KZN

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South Africa, Russia and China are set to host the People’s Liberation Army Navy exercise next month. The three nations are also part of the BRICS group of developing nations.

The multilateral maritime exercise will take place in KwaZulu Natal’s Durban and Richards Bay. This is the second time such an exercise will be held.

The exercise will take place as South Africa prepares to host Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

This year’s drills will include approximately 350 SANDF personnel from various arms of service and divisions, as well as counterparts from Russia and China.

This is aimed at sharing operational skills and knowledge.  It will coincide with the armed forces day celebration that will take place in Richards Bay in February.