Chinese destroyer Lanzhou arrives in Brunei for joint exercise

Source: China Military OnlineEditor: Ouyang
2016-05-03 17:36

The Chinese naval destroyer Lanzhou approaches the wharf at the Muara Harbour in Brunei on May 1, 2016. ( Zhaohui)

MUARA, Brunei, May 3 (ChinaMil) -- The guided-missile destroyer Lanzhou (Hull No. 170) of the Navy of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLAN) arrived at the Muara Harbour in Brunei on May 1. The Chinese warship was here to participate in the ASEAN Defence Minister's Meeting Plus (ADMM-Plus) Maritime Security and Counter Terrorism Exercise.

The destroyer set sail from Sanya, a port city in South China's Hainan Province, on April 28.

The joint exercise this time aims to promote the pragmatic cooperation among the member states of the ADMM-Plus mechanism in maritime information sharing, establish and perfect the cooperation procedure on the maritime security affairs, and enhance the member states' ability to perform maritime security tasks, said a commanding officer on the Lanzhou warship.

The ADMM-Plus mechanism was proposed and founded by the ASEAN Defense Ministers' Meeting, with the purpose of enhancing the mutual trust and cooperation between ASEAN and relevant countries in the Asian-Pacific region, and jointly responding to transnational non-traditional security challenges.

The multinational joint exercise this time is the first maritime security and anti-terrorism exercise under the framework of the ADMM-PLUS.

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