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China to provide military training to Guyana

GEORGETOWN (AP)-China will provide pilot training and Chinese-manufactured equipment to Guyana military as part of a campaign by the Asian economic giant to build stronger links with this resource-rich South American nation.
 
Army Chief of Staff Gary Best announced China’s latest military assistance agreement with Guyana on Thursday. He recently completed an 11-day visit to Beijing, where he held talks with government and military authorities.

China, which established diplomatic ties with Guyana in the 1970s, has been providing assistance to the government and military for years.
 
Few specifics about the latest agreement with China were disclosed, but government spokesman Kwame McKoy described the military pact as “routine stuff,” part of “ongoing agreements with China reflecting the need for sharing of knowledge and expertise.”
 
In recent years, China has financed a textile mill and farms, while Guyana has maintained its “one-China policy,” which does not favor independence for Beijing’s rival, Taiwan.

Guyana, where top exports include gold and diamonds, also regularly receives aid and training from Britain and the United States

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