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Chinese security forces in joint anti-terror drill in Serbia

AP  |  Smederevo 

Serbian and Chinese security forces are holding joint anti-terror drills in the Balkan country in a sign of Beijing's growing influence in the volatile region.

The drill including special police troops from both countries is part of a security agreement signed earlier this year.

It also includes joint police foot patrols in three Serbian towns and the installation of hundreds of Huawei-made facial recognition cameras throughout the Serbian capital.

The United States asserts that the Chinese telecommunication giant poses a national security risk because of its ties to the Beijing government, a claim that Huawei has denied.

Although it is formally seeking European Union membership, Serbia has increasingly been turning toward Russia and China.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, November 28 2019. 18:30 IST