Chinese navy fleet starts visit to Indonesia

Source: XinhuaEditor: Yao Jianing
2016-01-24 21:25

JAKARTA, Jan. 24 (Xinhua) ---- Chinese navy's Fleet 152 on Sunday arrived in Jakarta for a five--day visit, which is the final stop of its trip around the globe.

Those present at the welcome ceremony included Chinese Ambassador to Indonesia Xie Feng, Chinese Ambassador to ASEAN Xu Bu and Eko Wahyono, Deputy Commander of the Main Naval Base III of Indonesia Navy.

Some 300 people including representatives of Chinese institutions also attended the ceremony, held at Tanjung Priok Port in Jakarta.

In his speech, Eko said Fleet 152's visit was a great event for Indonesia, as it will promote and strengthen the friendship between the two navies.

Wang Jianxun, commander of the Chinese navy fleet, said the visit will further boost the traditional friendship between the two countries, promoting the cooperation between the two militaries, especially the ties between the two navies.

After the ceremony, Fleet 152, composed of a missile--equipped destroyer Ji Nan, a missile--equipped frigate Yi Yang and an integrated supply ship Qian Daohu, was open to public for visit.

During the fleet's stay in Jakarta, the officers and soldiers will visit a local orphanage. Fleet commander Wang Jianxun will also meet with Indonesia's western fleet commander and Jakarta's governor.

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