Chinese naval training ship Qi Jiguang arrives in the Philippines for goodwill visit

China Military Online
Xu Yi
2023-06-15 18:07:04

Sailors aboard the Chinese naval training ship Qi Jiguang man the rails when arriving at the Port of Manila, the Philippines, for a three-day goodwill visit on June 14. (Photo by Li Mingyu)

MANILA, June 15 -- Chinese naval training ship Qi Jiguang, which is on an internship visit mission in far seas, arrived in Manila, the capital of the Republic of the Philippines, on the morning of June 14, starting a three-day goodwill visit to the country. This marks the first time that the Chinese naval training ship Qi Jiguang has visited the Philippines.

On the morning of that day, the Chinese naval ship Qi Jiguang joined the Philippine ship on the sea off the Port of Manila for a transit drill.

At 10 a.m., it docked at the Port of Manila. More than 300 people, including Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Huang Xilian, Military Attaché Li Jianzhong, staff of the Chinese Embassy, as well as representatives of overseas Chinese and the Philippine Navy, welcomed the ship at the port.

During this visit, the Chinese mission commander will meet with the Philippine Navy Chief and officials from the Philippine Department of National Defense, and attend a welcome dinner organized by the Philippine Navy.

The Chinese sailors will visit the Philippine Navy ships and engage in cultural exchange activities with their counterparts.

During its stay, the training ship Qi Jiguang will also open to the public and have a deck reception onboard.

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