BEIJING, May 30 (Xinhua) - Chinese armed forces will attend the International Army Games 2019 in August, said Wu Qian, spokesperson of Ministry of National Defense, on Thursday.
People watch Russian aerobatic team Strizhi (The Swifts) on MIG-29 jet fighters at the International Army Games 2018 in Alabino, outside Moscow, Russia, August 11, 2018. (File photo: VCG)
Chinese teams will participate in 12 contests of the games held in Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus, India and Iran, Wu said at a press conference in Beijing.
China will also host four contests in Korla of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, he added.
"Chinese armed forces' participation in the games has played a constructive role in fostering our friendship with the armed forces of other participating countries, including Russia, and enhancing exchanges in training," he said.
China has taken part in the games since 2014 and started to host some of the contests in 2017.