DoD Response: would consider a break in the Seychelles for supplies or
Xinhua News Agency, Xinhua reported on the recent media invite Seychelles Sierra Leone to establish military bases in China to combat piracy issue, Defense Information Services Agency officials said yesterday that the voyage under the convoy operations and other tasks necessary, China will consider the plug tongue Seoul and other appropriate port for supplies or rest.
State Councilor and Defense Minister Liang in early December for an official goodwill visit to the Seychelles. According to the Defense Information Services Agency officials during the visit, the two sides to further develop friendly and cooperative relations between the two armies and exchanged views on international and regional situation. Serbian side thanked China for maintaining safety of navigation in the Indian Ocean efforts and support and help of the plug, and invited Chinese navy escort fleet to plug during a mission to resupply and rest.
According to reports, ships perform the task during the voyage along the coast port of the country nearest naval supply is common practice around the world. Since the end of 2008, the Gulf of Aden, Somali waters since the implementation of escort missions, the Chinese naval escort fleet in Djibouti, Oman, Yemen and other countries over supply ports.share: