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Belarus, China may train internal security troops together

22 December 2015

MINSK (BelTA) – The interior troops of the Belarusian Interior Ministry have suggested training internal security troops on a mutual basis to colleagues from China, representatives of the Belarusian Interior Ministry told BelTA.

A delegation of the Belarusian Interior Ministry's interior troops led by the interior troops' commanding officer Yuri Karavayev has been to China on a working visit. The main purpose of the visit was to establish direct working contacts and discuss avenues of future interaction. For instance, the sides intend to study each other's experience of suppressing mass riots, fight against terrorism, protection of critical installations, and troops management during emergencies in the form of seminars and training sessions. Apart from that, the Belarusian side suggested mutual training and career advancement of internal security troops.

The commanding officers of the Belarusian and Chinese interior troops discussed the effectiveness of implementation of the current protocol on stepping up friendly exchange and cooperation. The protocol was signed in November 2007.

Belarus suggested discussing the draft plan of bilateral cooperation. The document outlines concrete avenues of practical interaction in the near future. The document is supposed to be signed during a reciprocal visit of the Chinese colleagues next year. The Belarusian law enforcement officers looked into the organization of operation of the Chinese People's Armed Police Force, peculiarities of protecting critical installations. They were also made familiar with the equipment, weapons, and special tools in use. The training and career advancement of security personnel were also discussed.

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