Chinese Navy Formation Visits Philippine Defense Minister Boarding Visit

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 Chinese Navy Formation Visits Philippine Defense Minister Boarding Visit


Philippine Defense Minister Lorenzana visited the Wuhu fleet of the 539 formation of the Chinese Navy on a friendly visit to the Philippines on the 20th. The picture shows the honor guard of Chinese naval vessels inspected after Lorenzana boarded the ship. Navy 539 Formation for Mapping

Philippine Defense Minister Lorenzana visited the Wuhu fleet of the 539 formation of the Chinese Navy on a friendly visit to Manila on the 20th. Lorenzana said that the military relations between China and the Philippines are an important part of bilateral relations and supports the two navies to continuously strengthen friendly exchanges and pragmatic cooperation.

From January 17 to 21, the 539 formation of Chinese naval missile frigate Wuhu, Handan and comprehensive supply ship Dongping Lake made a five-day friendly visit to the Philippines.

On the morning of the same day, Lorenzana, accompanied by Lieutenant General Enpidrad, commander of the Philippine Navy, arrived at the port of Manila where the formation stopped. Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua, Major General Xu Haihua and Major General Du Naihua met at the dock. The Wuhu ship held a grand welcome ceremony for Lorenzanas boarding. Lorenzana inspected the honor guard of Chinese naval vessels after boarding the ship.

Lorenzana visited the Wuhu Ship of the Chinese Navys 539 Formation. Navy 539 Formation for Mapping

Under the guidance of Wuhu captain Yang Kai, Lorenzana and his delegation visited ship-based helicopters, bow-to-air missile launching platforms and main guns, cabs and anti-ship missile launching platforms. Major General Xu Haihua and Major General Du Naihua briefed Lorenzana on the implementation of escort missions by the Chinese Navy and the 539 formation in the Gulf of Aden and Somali waters at the Wuhu Ship Conference Room.

Lorenzana warmly welcomed the visit of the Chinese naval formation to the Philippines and expressed his sincere thanks to the formation for its warm reception. Lorenzana said that bilateral military relations are an important part of bilateral relations. He supported the two navies to continuously strengthen friendly exchanges and practical cooperation, including high-level visits, professional exchanges and ship visits. He welcomed the Chinese naval vessels to visit the Philippines again.

Source: Responsible Editor of CNN: Yao Wenguang_NN1682