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Chinese navy vessel visits Malaysia on friendship trip

(China Military Online)

11:22, May 01, 2012

The Chinese Navy training vessel "Zhenghe" arrives at Port Kelang, State of Selangor, Malaysia, April 29, 2012. "Zhenghe" arrived at Malaysia's Port Klang Sunday, starting a five-day trip to the country to promote friendship. The "Zhenghe," started its five-month journey from the port city of Dalian in northeast China in mid-April, is scheduled to visit ports in 11 countries, covering more than 30,000 nautical miles. (Xinhua/Chong Voon Chung)

PORT KLANG, Malaysia, April 29 (Xinhua) -- China Navy training vessel "Zhenghe" arrived at Malaysia's Port Klang Sunday, starting a five-day trip to the country to promote friendship.

At around 10:00 a.m. local time, The People's Liberation Army ( PLA)'s ocean-going training ship, named after the Chinese great navigator Zhenghe, slowly entered Port Klang, Malaysia's largest port located some 40 km from the capital city of Kuala Lumpur.

The vessel was warmly received by Chinese Ambassador to Malaysia Chai Xi, representatives of overseas Chinese and representatives from the Malaysian military.

The commander, Liao Shining, deputy chief of staff of the PLA navy, said the main purpose of the visit is to promote the ideal of "a harmonious world and a harmonious ocean", as well as strengthen the friendship and cooperation between the two countries and the two navies.

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