22nd Chinese naval escort taskforce visits South Korea

Source: China Military OnlineEditor: Zhang Tao
2016-06-24 16:59

Female sailors aboard the guided-missile frigate Daqing of the 22nd Chinese naval escort taskforce man the rails as the frigate arrives at Port of Busan in South Korea on Thursday. The 22nd Chinese naval escort taskforce started its four-day friendly visit to South Korea on June 23, 2016.
 

PORT OF BUSAN, June 24 (ChinaMil) -- The 22nd Chinese naval escort taskforce, composed of the guided-missile destroyer Qingdao, guided-missile frigate Daqing and comprehensive supply ship Taihu, arrived at Port of Busan in South Korea on June 23 for a four-day friendly port visit.

This is the last stop of the taskforce's visit missions and the South Korean military held a grand welcome ceremony for the visiting Chinese naval escort taskforce on the morning of June 23.

Park Seon-Soo, deputy commander of the South Korean Naval Operations Command, Qiu Guohong, Chinese Ambassador to South Korea, Du Nongyi, military attaché of the Chinese Embassy in Seoul, and representatives of the Chinese Embassy, Chinese Consulate General in Busan, Chinese-funded institutions, overseas Chinese and Korean sailors greeted the Chinese taskforce at the port.

After the welcome ceremony, representatives of the South Korean military, the Chinese Embassy and Chinese Consulate General in Busan, Chinese-funded institutions and overseas Chinese were invited to board the Chinese warships for visits.

During the four-day visit, commanding officers of the Chinese taskforce will meet with commander of the South Korean Naval Operations Command and Speaker of Busan city council, and tour the South Korean Naval Academy in Jinhae city.

Besides, the visiting Chinese naval taskforce will hold many activities during its visit, including a deck reception and an open day for the public, and the Chinese sailors will conduct exchange activities with their South Korean peers such as friendly football matches, mutual visit to each other's warships and so forth.

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