SCO military drill seeks trust, stability
Member states of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization will participate in the upcoming joint military drill dubbed Peace Mission 2018 to promote mutual trust, cooperation and coordination against terrorist threats and to maintain regional peace and stability, Chinese experts said. The drill's command post exercise will take place at the Chebarkulsky training ground in the Ural Mountains region in August, the Russian Federation's ministry of defense said in an online statement on May 29. Chiefs of general staff of the SCO nations will also hold a meeting during the joint military drills, it said. The exercise will follow the 18th SCO Summit, scheduled for June 9 and 10 in Qingdao, Shandong province.