Chinese naval fleet concludes goodwill port call in Peru

13:02, December 08, 2009      

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The Chinese naval fleet successfully concluded its four-day goodwill port call and a friendly visit to Peru on Dec. 7 and left Callao Port for Ecuador to continue its South America tour.

The Peruvian navy held a grand seeing-off ceremony for the Chinese navy fleet which is composed of the destroyer "Shijiazhuang" and the support vessel "Hongzehu" at the Callao Port.

The Peruvian commander of surface forces of the army, Commander Edmundo Deville, Chinese Ambassador to Peru Zhao Wuyi, along with embassy staffs and representatives of overseas Chinese in Peru attended the ceremony.

During the visit, Major General Wang Fushan, vice-commander of the North Sea Fleet of the Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy and head of the visiting fleet met with Peruvian President Alan Garcia, who boarded the "Shijiazhuang" destroyer.

Meanwhile, military bands of both sides staged a joint-performance at the port's square. The Chinese military band also played Chinese music in the China town in Lima.

Additionally, Chinese navy fleet members paid visits to Peruvian surface forces, submarine forces, Navy officer academy and a dockyard, and held a party with local overseas Chinese.

Departing from Qingdao on Oct. 18 for a four-nation tour, the Chinese navy fleet arrived in Peru on Dec. 3 after its visit to Chile. The rest two stops are Ecuador and French Polynesia.

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