By Zhou Junyi and Zhong Junjie
PHITSANULOK, Thailand, Aug. 17 -- The Chinese troops to participate in China-Thailand "Commando 2023" joint army training, which is composed of service members assigned to a brigade of the PLA 74th Group Army, arrived at a joint training area in Phitsanulok of Thailand on August 16 to make preparations for the upcoming joint training exercise.
The joint training will take place in Thailand from mid-August to early September. With joint counter-terrorism operations as the subject, the training aims to enhance counter-terrorism cooperation between the Chinese and Thai armies, promote the development of mil-to-mil relationship, and play a constructive role in maintaining peace and stability in the region.
"The joint training is an important measure for both sides to explore joint counter-terrorism operations and exchange combat and training experience. It holds great significance for enhancing both armies' capabilities to carry out special operations tasks, and strengthening practical cooperation in the field of training," said Zheng Gang, commander of the Chinese participating troops.