China Reacts To New developments In Malabar Naval Exercise

In Foreign Ministry Spokesperson of China Zhao Lijian’s Regular Press Conference on October 20, 2020, question was asked regarding Australia’s participation in Malabar Naval Exercise.

Bloomberg had asked Australia is expected to join the annual Malabar naval exercises to be held off the Indian coast with Japan and the U.S. this year, according to statements from India’s defense ministry and Australia’s defense minister. What’s the Foreign Ministry’s comment on reports that Australia will join the annual Malabar exercises?

MFA spokeperson Zhao Lijian Replied that China has taken note of Australian participation in Malabar Exercises. “We noticed this development. China believes that military cooperation between countries should be conducive to regional peace and stability”, he said.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China

Dinesh Mahajan

Defence Aspirant. Student of Defence And Strategic Studies. NET Qualified in Defence Studies.

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