Chinese naval hospital ship Ark Peace to set sail for Mission Harmony-2024: Defense Spokesperson

China Military Online
Chen Zhuo
2024-06-14 17:41:04

BEIJING, June 14 -- Chinese naval hospital ship Ark Peace will carry out Mission Harmony-2024 from mid-June 2024 to mid-January 2025 according to annual plan and at the invitation of foreign countries, said a Chinese defense spokesperson at a regular press briefing on Friday.

According to Senior Colonel Zhang Xiaogang, during the mission, Ark Peace will visit 13 countries including Seychelles, Tanzania, Madagascar, Mozambique, South Africa, Angola, the Republic of Congo, Gabon, Cameroon, Benin, Mauritania, Djibouti and Sri Lanka, and provide medical service to local people. It will also make port calls to France and Greece during the trip.

"This is the 12th overseas mission performed by hospital ship Ark Peace since its commissioning. It is a concrete step taken by the PLAN to implement the Global Security Initiative and contribute to the building a maritime community with a shared future," said the spokesperson.

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