Wu Qian, a spokesperson for the Ministry of National Defense made the announcement at a press conference on Thursday. China will send Xining, a guided-missile destroyer to join the naval exercise with Russia and Iran, which will be held in the Gulf of Oman from Dec. 27 to 30.
“The joint exercise is a normal military exchange arrangement of the three countries. It is in line with related international laws and practices, and has no connection with regional situation,” Wu said.
Wu also announced that a joint military training between China and Tanzania will be held in Dar es Salaam from late December to mid-January 2020.