Russia to hold 60 joint events with foreign armies

Moscow, Dec 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian military will hold over 60 joint events with their foreign counterparts in 2013, a Russian defence ministry spokesman has said.

"Great attention in the academic year 2013 (starting Dec 1) will be paid to international military cooperation," the spokesman told journalists.

"In line with agreements with armies of foreign states, more than 60 joint tactical training activities are due to be held," he said.

The spokesman said the focus will be on strengthening military cooperation with member-states of the CIS - an association of former Soviet republics - and regional alliances: Collective Security Treaty Organisation and Shanghai Cooperation Organisation.

--IANS/RIA Novosti

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