Chinese Navy destroyer "Guangzhou" Thursday arrived at the southern Pakistani port of Karachi for multinational exercises.
Exercise AMAN 09 is scheduled to be conducted in the North Arabian Sea from March 5-14, 2009. Navies of some 30 countries are expected to take part in or observe the exercises.
This is the second exercise of AMAN series. AMAN is an Urdu word meaning "PEACE". Slogan of AMAN exercise is "Together for Peace".
First of the AMAN series was held in March 2007 when 14 ships of Bangladesh, China, France, Italy, Malaysia, the United Kingdom and the United States navies participated.