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China conducts mine-sweeping training for Afghans

PTI | Last Updated: Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 00:18

Beijing: China today started training Afghanistan`s civil and military personnel in mine-sweeping operations aimed at building trust between the two countries.

International humanitarian mine-sweeping communication and training for Afghanistan, started in Xuzhou, Jiangsu Province, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

Nineteen Afghan trainees from military and civil mine-sweeping organisations will be trained as a part of trust building measures under the Istanbul Process on Afghanistan.
After training, participants will play an active role in sweeping mines and promoting post-war reconstruction in Afghanistan, one of the most mine-affected countries in the world.
China has held mine-sweeping technology training for Afghanistan and donated mine-sweeping devices in 2009 and 2010.

First Published: Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 00:18
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