Shijiazhuang, China Navy destroyer squadron arrived in Chile visit (Figure)
Data Figure: China’s Navy 051C class guided missile destroyer
116 Shijiazhuang Xinhua Valparaiso November 23 (Reporter Zhao Kai) from “Shijiazhuang” missile destroyer and the “Hongze Lake” No. ocean supply ship the Chinese naval fleet consisting of 23 arrived in Valparaiso, Chile to begin a four-day visit. This is a Chinese naval fleet’s visit to South America, the first stop.
Chinese naval ships from the North Sea Fleet commander, Vice Admiral Wang Fushan, led. 0900, Chinese naval ships slowly entering Valparaiso port. “Shijiazhuang” was airing 21-gun salute, the Chilean Navy Gun salute. Hundreds of Chilean overseas Chinese name of “warmly welcome Chinese naval ships have visited Chile,” the banners, waving national flags in the wisdom, welcome their loved ones from the motherland.
This is the first visit to Chile in 1997 after the Chinese naval fleet arrived in the second visit to this South American countries, but also the “Shijiazhuang” was the first time overseas. Ships across the northern and southern hemispheres, 12 time zones east-west, sailed over 11,800 sea miles, the highest one-way Chinese naval vessels sailing the longest, longest-range record.
to the pier to greet the Chinese naval fleet of the Chilean Minister of Naval Intelligence, Major General Antonio oy Diaz Rodriguez said he was Chinese naval fleet to visit South America in Chile as the first leg of happy. He said that, intelligence and China have maintained close political and economic relations between the two countries in recent years, defense cooperation and exchanges are becoming increasingly active, he hopes this momentum will continue.
Wang Fukuyama said that the Chinese naval fleet on October 18, starting from the Qingdao port, after 37 days voyage to Chile, the Chilean people feel warm and friendly. He said the two countries enjoy traditional friendship, intellectual, and the two peoples, the Chinese cherish the friendship between the two armies. He believed the visit will help deepen mutual understanding between the two armies and the traditional friendship, expand bilateral cooperation and exchanges.
Fukuyama’s invitation to be king, Chilean naval officer boarded the “Shijiazhuang” was visiting. During his visit in Chile, Chile, China admirals will meet Secretary of Defense and other military officials, the two naval officers will visit each other warships, and study and exchange activities and will hold a tug of war and football match. Chinese navy ships to visit the people of Chile will be received.