China to build ships for Malaysian Navy

Source
CRI
Editor
Huang Panyue
Time
2017-04-25
Chinese Defense Minister Chang Wanquan (back, right) and Malaysian Defense Minister Hishammuddin Hussein (back, left) oversee a signing ceremony for China to build four offshore multi-task naval vessels for Malaysia at a ceremony in Beijing, on April 21, 2017. [Photo: CSIC]

An agreement has been reached for China to build new ships for the Royal Malaysian Navy. The agreement, signed on April 21st in Beijing, marks the first time a Chinese military contractor will build military equipment for Malaysia, the Global Times reports.

China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC), which signed the agreement with the Boustead Naval Shipyard in Malaysia, will build four offshore multi-task ships designed for coast guard activities.

Chinese Defense Minister Chang Wanquan and Malaysian Defense Minister Hishammuddin Hussein oversaw the signing ceremony.

Chinese Defense Minister Chang Wanquan (3rd right) and Malaysian Defense Minister Hishammuddin Hussein (3rd left) oversee a signing ceremony for China to build four offshore multi-task naval vessels for Malaysia at a ceremony in Beijing, on April 21, 2017. [Photo: CSIC]

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