|On February 10, officers and soldiers on the Yancheng of Chinese navy smoothly completes the third-batch of the escort mission of transporting Syria's chemical weapons together with the warships of other countries including Russia, Demark and Norway. (Zhang Yifu)|
On February 10, officers and soldiers on the Yancheng of Chinese navy smoothly completed the third-batch of the escort mission of transporting Syria's chemical weapons together with warships of other countries including Russia, Demark and Norway.
At 10 a.m. local time, the Yancheng steered into the territorial sea of Syria, and patrolled and alerted in the designated sea area by constituting a formation together with the Peter the Great of Russian navy. One hour later, Norwegian transport ship steered into Latakia Port and began to pick up chemical weapons. In the entire process, Chinese and Russian liaison officers kept in touch with each other.
Escorted by warships of China, Russia, Denmark and Norway, the Norwegian transport ship loaded with chemical weapons safely steered out of the territorial sea of Syria. The Yancheng consummately completed the escort mission.
Jin Xupu, Chief of Staff of the formation, told the reporter, "Based on the previous rounds of joint escort cooperation, all parties can communicate with one another more smoothly and collaborate with one another more tacitly, and they also have a more thorough understanding of the mission, thus not only accumulating valuable experience but also laying a solid foundation for subsequent escort missions."