Chinese escort fleet joins international fleet inspection ceremony

13:06, July 07, 2011      

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"Wuhan" and "Yulin," two Chinese warships of the ninth group of Chinese navy escort ships of the People's Liberation Army Navy, attended the international fleet inspection ceremony held on July 6 in Brunei in honor of the 50th anniversary of the country's imperial armed forces. Jiang Weilie, deputy commander of Guangzhou military region and commander of South China Sea fleet, serves as the representative for the event.

The exhibition fleet brought together some 20 warships from 13 countries, including the United States, Pakistan, India, Japan and Thailand. At 1:30 p.m., Hassanal Bolkiah, Sultan of Brunei Darussalam, arrived via helicopter with Jiang and visitors from other countries, to inspect the event.

Wang Linjiang, probationary captain of the "Wuhan" ship, said this is the first time for the Chinese escort fleet to attend an international fleet inspection ceremony. Such events are important diplomatic affairs aimed to boost multilateral relations with foreign countries.

By People's Daily Online
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