September 24, 2017

Chinese navy ships end 5-day visit in Myanmar

Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein conducts Chinese navy delegation around the parliament. Photo: Zaw Gyi (Panita)
Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein conducts Chinese navy delegation around the parliament. Photo: Zaw Gyi (Panita)

TWO Chinese navy ships left Yangon yesterday after ending their five-day goodwill visit. The two warships, the Xiangtan and the Zhoushan, arrived last Friday and were met by senior Myanmar military officers at the Thilawa International Port Terminal in Yangon.
The military delegation led by Senior Captain Mr Wang Hongli, together with Chinese Ambassador Mr Hong Liang, visited parliamentary meeting at the Yangon Region Parliament on Monday. They were welcomed at the parliament by Yangon Region Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein and Yangon Region Minister for Security and Border Affairs Col Tin Aung Tun.
The visit came after the completion of its escort mission in the Gulf of Aden. the Chinese naval fleet, with a crew of 728 officers and sailors led by RADM Qin Wei, Deputy Director of Political Department, East Sea Fleet, PLA-N, aims to enhance bilateral relations and cooperation, said Senior Captain Mr. Wang Hongli.
During the visit, officers of the Chinese naval fleet met with Myanmar military leaders and participated in sports events with Myanmar Tatmadaw soldiers.

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