27th Chinese naval escort taskforce wraps up visit to Morocco

China Military Online
Huang Panyue
Commanders of the 27th Chinese naval escort taskforce review the guard of honor of the Moroccan Navy at the Port of Casablanca on January 24, 2018. (mod.gov.cn/ Liu Xin)

CASABLANCA, Morocco, Jan.30 (ChinaMil) -- The 27th Chinese naval escort taskforce consisting of the guided-missile destroyer Haikou (Hull 171), the guided-missile frigate Yueyang (Hull 575) and the comprehensive supply ship Qinghaihu (Hull 885), left Sunday afternoon Casablanca after a 5-day friendly visit to Morocco, embarking on its voyage home.

Chinese Ambassador to Morocco Li Li, Chinese military attaché Xu Guopei, staff members of the Chinese Embassy and local overseas Chinese saw the Chinese naval taskforce off at the port.

During the visit, the Chinese naval escort taskforce held a deck reception on the destroyer Haikou, commanding officers of the taskforce called on military and local government leaders of Morocco. The sailors of the two navies visited each other's warships, conducted professional exchange on anti-piracy tactics and held friendly football matches.

Before coming to Casablanca, the taskforce had visited Algeria and Tunisia successively. Morocco is the third and the last stop in the taskforce's global port call voyage.

Officers and soldiers of the 27th Chinese naval escort taskforce visit Moroccan naval ship at the Port of Casablanca during the 5-day friendly visit to Morocco on January 25, 2018. (mod.gov.cn/Photo by Liu Xin)

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