Chinese naval fleet completes friendly visit to Vietnam

Source
China Military
Editor
Huang Panyue
Time
2017-05-10
Sailors aboard Chinese naval ship wave goodbye when leaving the Port of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, May 8, 2017. A Chinese naval fleet composed of guided-missile destroyer Changchun, guided-missile frigate Jingzhou and supply ship Chaohu, left Vietnam on Tuesday after a four-day friendly visit. (JZ.81.CN/ Yu Wei)

HO CHI MINH CITY, May 10 (ChinaMil) -- A Chinese naval fleet left Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam on the morning of May 8, local time, after completing its four-day friendly visit to Vietnam.

The Chinese naval fleet is composed of the guided-missile destroyer Changchun (Hull 150), the guided-missile frigate Jingzhou (Hull 532) and the comprehensive supply ship Chaohu (Hull 890).

During the visit, representatives from the Vietnamese side and military attachés to Vietnam from some countries attended a deck reception held by the Chinese naval fleet.

The Chinese and Vietnamese naval officers and soldiers carried out a series of visits and exchanges as well as cultural and sports activities.

The guided-missile frigate Jingzhou (Hull 532) was opened to local overseas Chinese and Vietnamese naval sailors during the visit.

Vietnam is the second leg of the Chinese naval fleet's long ocean-going voyage. After its visit to Vietnam, the fleet is scheduled to head for Penang in Malaysia for a friendly port call.

Female sailors aboard Chinese naval warship wave goodbye when leaving the Port of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, May 8, 2017. A Chinese naval fleet composed of guided-missile destroyer Changchun, guided-missile frigate Jingzhou and supply ship Chaohu, left Vietnam Tuesday after a four-day friendly visit. (JZ.81.CN/ Shi Kuiji)
 

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