Chinese navy fleet arrives in Ecuador for goodwill visit

14:45, December 11, 2009      

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A Chinese navy fleet arrived Thursday in Guayaquil, the largest city in Ecuador, to begin a four-day goodwill visit.

Major General Wang Fushan, vice-commander of the North Sea Fleet of the Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy, led the two-vessel fleet composed of missile destroyer Shijiazhuang and supply ship Hongzehu.

This was the Chinese Navy's second visit to Ecuador since 2002, Wang said, adding that the visit would be conducive to deepening the friendship and understanding between the two countries' militaries.

Chinese and Ecuadorian navy soldiers will conduct a series of exchange activities during the visit. The Chinese vessels will also be open to local visitors.

Departing from Qingdao, eastern China on Oct. 18 for a four-nation tour, the Chinese navy fleet has visited Chile and Peru. It will also visit French Polynesia.

Source: Xinhua
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