22nd Chinese naval escort taskforce ends visit to South Korea

Source
China Military Online
Editor
Yao Jianing
Time
2016-06-28


Chinese embassy and consulate personnel and Chinese nationals and overseas Chinese in South Korea see the Chinese naval taskforce off at the port on June 27, 2016.

PORT OF BUSAN, June 28 (ChinaMil) -- The 22nd Chinese naval escort taskforce, composed of the guided-missile destroyer Qingdao, guided-missile frigate Daqing and comprehensive supply ship Taihu, left Port of Busan in South Korea on the morning of June 27, and headed home after completing its four-day friendly port visit.

At 11:00 am, the South Korean Navy hosted a grand farewell ceremony for the Chinese naval taskforce at the pier. The leader of the South Korean Navy Operations Command, Chinese Military Attaché to South Korea Du Nongyi,, personnel of the Chinese Embassy, representatives of Chinese nationals and overseas Chinese, and South Korean sailors saw the Chinese naval taskforce off at the port.

During the visit, commanding officer of the Chinese taskforce, met with Vice Admiral Lee Ki-sik, commander of the South Korean Naval Operations Command and Speaker of Busan city council, and visited the South Korean Naval Academy and the Yang Manchun (DDH-973) destroyer of the South Korean Navy.

Sailors of the two sides also paid cross-deck visits to enhance exchanges and learning. In addition, the Chinese taskforce also held deck reception and open day activities.

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