LOMBOK, May 7 (ChinaMil) -- The multilateral naval exercise Komodo 2018, hosted by the Indonesian Navy, kicked off in Lombok of Indonesia on May 5, local time.
The opening ceremony was held at the port at 8:00 on the morning. Admiral Ade Supandi, commander of the Indonesian Navy, announced the opening of the exercise and delivered a speech. The Indonesian Navy organized a traditional dance, parachuting and aerobatic performances for the ceremony.
The background of the exercise is the hypothetical scenario of terrorism, piracy, armed robbery and ethnic minorities being oppressed on an island. At the same time, natural disasters such as earthquake and volcanic eruption also occur on the island, causing serious social unrest. In accordance with the UN resolutions, a multinational naval combined fleet is dispatched to carry out humanitarian aid.
Commanding officer Long Juan of the Chinese naval fleet participated in the opening ceremony. Long signed on the commemorative inscribed board prepared by the Indonesian Navy along with naval officials of other participating countries.
Long said that the Chinese Navy loves peace and is willing to work with other navies of the world to contribute to maintaining harmonious ocean environment, deepening exchanges, and promoting common development.