World Bulletin / News Desk
According to a statement issued Friday by China's Defense Ministry, the two militaries will carry out joint drills on the preparation, command, and firepower coordination of air-defense and anti-missile operations.
"The main goal of the exercise aims at protecting the two countries' territories from accidental or provocative strikes by ballistic and guided missiles," it added.
The ministry also said the drill was not directed against a third country.
The first joint exercise between the countries was held in May 2016.