Our Xian Ship arrived in St. Petersburg to visit and attend the Russian Naval Festival.

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 Our Xian Ship arrived in St. Petersburg to visit and attend the Russian Naval Festival.


ABSTRACT: Formation commander Zhao Weidong told local media at the wharf that the visit of the Xian Ship embodies the friendly naval relations between China and Russia. During the exchange, warships will not only take part in the celebration of Naval Day, but also open their visits to the local people.

Xinhua News Agency, St. Petersburg, July 24 (Reporter Rujinbo) The 32nd batch of Chinese naval escort fleet Xian arrived in St. Petersburg, Russia, on July 24 for a visit and preparation to participate in the Russian Naval Festival celebrations.

After the Xian ship docked on the banks of the Neva River, representatives of the Russian Western Military Region, the St. Petersburg Municipal Government, Zhang Wei, the Acting Consul General of China in St. Petersburg, as well as representatives of Chinese-funded institutions and overseas Chinese came to welcome it.

Zhao Weidong, commander of the formation, told local media at the wharf that the visit of the Xian warship is a concrete reflection of the friendly naval relations between China and Russia. During the exchange, warships will not only take part in the celebration of Naval Day, but also open their visits to the local people.

The 32nd convoy of the Chinese Navy started from Zhoushan, Zhejiang, on April 4, and handed over with the 31st convoy on May 2. It began a four-month convoy mission in the Gulf of Aden and Somali waters. Now it has provided accompanying convoy and regional security convoy for more than 100 Chinese and foreign vessels.

More than 40 ships and 40 planes will take part in this years celebration of St. Petersburgs Naval Day. Russian President Vladimir Putin will attend military parades and other celebrations.

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