China urges South Korea-US to treat its concerns on joint military drills seriously

August 7th, 2010 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, Aug 7 (ANI): China has urged South Korea and the United States to treat its concern and position seriously on the military drills in the Yellow Sea.

Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu made the remarks after the Pentagon said on Thursday, that the US aircraft carrier USS George Washington would take part in a series of South Korea -US joint naval exercises in the Yellow Sea in the coming months.

“We have repeatedly expressed our clear and firm stance on the South Korea-US military drills to the relevant parties,” Jiang said in a news release.

South Korea began massive anti-submarine drills in waters off the west coast of the divided Korean peninsula on Thursday.

The five-day naval exercises, aimed at deterring the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea from further aggression after its suspected torpedo attack on a South Korean warship in March, will involve 4,500 troops from the country’s army, navy and air force, some 20 vessels and 50 fighter jets. (ANI)

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